Offbeat

By Lucy Notarantonio

 

An ’embarrassed’ schoolgirl who drew a giraffe when she was seven-years-old has finally discovered why her family were in ‘hysterics’ after a sex education lesson.

Lacey Reynolds, from Basingstoke, Hamps, was thrilled with her unintentional rude drawing but never understood why her mum Kelly, 35, found it so funny.

But five-years later, now aged 12, when Lacey learnt about the human sex anatomy at school she says she ‘cringed’ at the drawing which was on the fridge for many years.

Mum-of-three Kelly, who is a childminder assistant said: “The photo still makes me laugh to this day – it will never get old.

“We had been to the zoo that day and on the way back Lacey decided to draw animals during the train home.

“When she presented her masterpiece, I was trying not to laugh in her face as she was so proud of her drawing.

“I nudged her dad Jeremey, 35, to take a look and he was in hysterics too.

“We referred to it as the giraffe with knobbly knees and showed all our friends and family.

“It was stuck it on the fridge for a few years.

“Lacey never understood why people would laugh at her drawing until last year – when she started secondary school and had sex education lessons.

“One day she came home from school and said ‘I know why that giraffe drawing is so funny now’ and went on to explain what lesson she had.

“I couldn’t stop laughing but Lacey felt embarrassed.”