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Making Fun: “I Am Better Than Your Kids”

11 Nov

“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself”

– William Shakespeare

Children love to draw. Adults love to lie.

With his ‘outside the lines’ crayon sketch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Jeremy believes he’s the next picasso. While his piece shows for a limited engagement at the Kitchen Gallery (aka the refrigerator) Jeremy is looking for attention and praise. As such, his parents drown him in a storm of white lies. “Is that peanut butter purple? How abstract and interpretative. Well done son!” Though what Jeremy and all juvenile artists need is criticism.

Enter Maddox, a 32-year old computer programmer (so says his website) who provides a refreshing slice of life kids rarely receive from their love-blinded family. “I Am Better Than Your Kids” supplies a sampling of children’s art along with honest yet humorous assessments. This is a must-view website for any children’s writer looking to take a brief break to laugh at the expense of their audience. When it comes to children, honesty may not be the best, but its certainly the funniest policy. Please be warned as some critiques include foul language.