She squinted at the painting. "What the hell is that she's holding?"
"It's an old vacuum cleaner. My grandmother had one of those, an Electrolux."
"So she's vacuuming, naked, and her kids are flying around with action figures and torches. Also naked."
"…and the cat's watching."
She stared for a long, uncomfortable time. "I don't get it."
"Well, you know, it's symbolic."
"If I had to guess, I'd say it's about the heroic nature of motherhood," he said with a shrug. "But I'm probably wrong. You'd have to ask the painter."
"I just don't understand art."