03 June 2010

Face-Painting… and Picking My Battles



Zoë flipped through the little booklet that came with my face paint kit and decided that she wanted an eye mask in purple and pink. Her wish was my command. She wanted some glitters. She got glitters. She was pretty pleased with herself after she checked herself out in the mirror.



She was eager to show off her mask to her friends, so our helper took her downstairs to play while I do up Josh.

Josh wanted to be a superhero, but he did not like any of the ones pictured on the booklet. He asked to me to make one up… and he wanted a green face. He has a thing about having a green face (see here). I think I turned him into a villain more than a superhero.



BUT, like Zoë, he was really stoked. He started brandishing his sword about, making fierce-like faces. Then Zoë came home and took one look at Josh and cried, “I want to be a superhero!”



*Slaps head* This has been happening a lot of late. Whatever Josh has, whatever Josh does, she has to have, she has to do. No matter if it doesn’t make sense for her to have the same or for her to do the same thing. So now that she has it in her pretty little head that she wants to be a superhero just like Josh, I will have to deliver or I’ll never hear the end of it. I promised that I’ll make her into a superhero tomorrow. I’ve learned to pick my battles.

20 COMMENTS:

LPC said...

My daughter was always a super hero. Turned out to have a lot to do with her spirit. I concur, this is one whim to support:).

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Good idea. Super hero tomorrow and then hope and pray that Josh chooses to be a superhero tomorrow as well.

Maybe Josh should always go first? :)

ApachesPrincess said...

Haha, I'm sure they had a blast with their painted faces! I know I always did!

*Jess* said...

you did an amazing job on the face painting! And my kids do the same thing about changing their minds because one of them wanted something else!

blueviolet said...

She's too funny! I hope you show us what you come up with!

Xmas Dolly said...

OH LOOK! They are soooo cool! And she is just a Beauty! He can save me all he wants too! Totally awesome!

Menopausal New Mom said...

You are so creative!!!! They look adorable and Zoe looks like a little princess :)

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Haha! As I scroll down the page and saw Josh I couldn't help but laugh and gigle! Adorable kids you have there!
Kisses :)

Muthering Heights said...

You did such a great job...they both look awesome!

Alicia said...

Aww.she loves her big bro!!!

And you are REALLY, REALLY good at the face painting!!

Lindy said...

Zoe looks adorable! Does this face paint wash off easily? I would be worried that the green wouldn't come off!

RoseBelle said...

I tried leaving a comment three times yesterday and the page only refreshed. I think Blogger was down last night for a bit because there was another blog that I tried to leave a comment and it didn't post either.

RoseBelle said...

Josh looks fierce like Hulk. I can tell that he was really into his superhero character.

MollyinMinn said...

They look adorable! You have quite the face painting talent there. I love how what she wanted to be shifted. Cute.

Tezzie said...

Adorable...and great job with the face painting (not an easy feat, I know! ;D)

And we've got the same 'little sis wants to do and be everything the same as big bro' syndrome going on here *sigh* Cute at times, helpful at others...but mostly...exhausting!

Shelly Belly's Boutique said...

Your sons hair went perfectly with the Hulk character...too cute! Can't wait to start doing that w/my infant...

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Wow!! You are really talented. Both of your kids look amazing. And yes. My Diego always wants what Nino has or is. I think it's a little brother/sister complex. You are so smart to pick your battles. Superheroes all around!!

Jan said...

Absolutely 100% Adorable and Fierce!!! LOL!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Josh, meet the Incredible Hulk. Incredible Hulk, meet Josh.

Dandy said...

Face-painting at home? You are the coolest mom ever.

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