Hmmm… How to make sense of this. Yes, that’s Ella on the left, posing next to our TV. We were watching a video (yes, a video as in V. H. S.) that my parents had created for her when she was probably 3 years old. We found it in a box in our basement. You see, Ella wanted to go through some old boxes to find photos and mementos to consider as decorations in her pending room remodel. And in one of the boxes was the old video tape.
The concept of the video was to feature a preschooler interacting with other characters, the preschooler considering different careers. The parents (or grandparents in this case) sent in a photo of the child that was manipulated to be superimposed in different scenes. So tonight we got to see Ella as a police officer, a firefighter, a teacher, the president, and in this picture, an artist.
Frankly, I didn’t know Ella had painted the Mona Lisa.
I apologize for the quality of the photo and am hoping it gives you a sense of how funny this was for us tonight. Oh, I chose to feature this photo over one of Ella as the president (or sliding into home as a professional baseball player) because of its French connection.