08 June 2010

Tuesdays Around the World: Wish Fulfillment




Last week, I’d promised Zoë that I would make her into a superhero, just like Josh. I finally managed to pull out the face-painting kit out again and spent some time fulfilling her wish. The look on her face was so worth it!

How much does it take to make a little girl happy?

15 minutes of my time and attention.

128x “Please sit still.”

61x “Try not to squirm or wiggle like a worm.”

33x “Turn this way.”

17x “What color do you want next?”

29x “This glitter or this?”

1x “There you go! All done!”

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And this big boy?

Was a gem.

He knew what he wanted from the get go.

The only thing was that

he looked so scary

that he made a 2-year old girl down at the playground

go run to her mommy, crying,

“Mommy, a monster! A monster!”

(I hope she didn’t have nightmares.)

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Study 1 - black border (resized 150)



22 COMMENTS:

Anita said...

Cute and scary!
Nice artwork Mom. :)

Alicia said...

Wow, you could be hired to do a party!! You're so good!

Angela said...

Amazing face painting!!! Well done

RoseBelle said...

I can hear you repeating yourself to Z all the things you listed. She looks joyous and that's priceless. Josh looks completely transformed behind that painting. Did you create the look yourself?

Emily said...

Oh no! But he DOES look fierce and I'm sure he was delighted! As for Z, she looks so happy and sweet. I love it!

Buckeroomama said...

@Rosebelle - Josh's look was from the Snazaroo (face-paint kit) booklet. He'd wanted that look specifically. Zoë's look was more me winging it. She dictated which colors she wanted. Actually, if I'd let her, she wanted all the colors on the palette and then she wanted me to mix up some more other colors!

Laurie said...

128x “Please sit still.” My comment is your best line. But the look of absolute joy was more than worth the 128th time you had to say it.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are just the BEST : ) Mommy on the planet. I so want to be your kid!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

He does look scary! But, Zoe looks so happy! I remember those days, wanting to be like my big brother.

Note to self, need to purchase a face painting kit!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

I see a new business venture, here! You have a gift.

Buckeroomama said...

@Emily / Michelle / Anita: Yes, he looks scary. My mom says that he looks like one of those characters from the Chinese opera shows. I'd suggested a pirate look, a clown, or even a tiger, but he nixed them all.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Great job!! I tried facepainting once and my butterfly turned out to look like an octopus. My daughter was not happy!

blueviolet said...

You really transform them so well. You're quite creative and they're adorable!

Lindy said...

Wow - you did a great job on both of them and might I add, your patience level impresses me.

ModernMom said...

That is some of the most creative face painting I have ever seen! Zoe looks so happy:)

Follygirl said...

Wow!
I'm speechless...
Greetings from Gernmany
Liebe Grüße, Petra

Stacie said...

Looks like the kids loved the face painting. Cute pictures.

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

iLove you cuties!!
Face painting is so so much FUN!!!
You are so talented my friend!!

Syd said...

so so fun!!! so so wonderful!!

Mahmee said...

Nice job! Looks like you have a career in face painting awaiting you. They look great! Those designer soccer balls are really awesome...looks like a great exhibit.
M.

Serline said...

Got any SERIOUS complaints from your neighbourhood about your boy's face painting yet? I couldn't sleep last night, having nightmares of that scary face...

Heather said...

If ever you wanted to work at a carnival, you'd be hired in a second...great job on the face painting! And your kids...adorable.

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