Thursday, 28 May 2009

The perils of face painting ...

The 3 year old is really quite shy. He would rather hide in a dark cupboard full of spiders than be the centre of attention.

So, on Monday when we were at a game fair (as in pheasant, ferrets, polo and tractors; Not Buckaroo, Twister or Hungry Hippos). There was a face painting stand. The 4 year old, not shy at all decided she was having her face painted and she was having a dalmation. Fairy nuff.


In the past the 3 year old has been forced against his will persuaded to have a spider painted on his wrist, which he has then washed off immediately.

No sireeee, not today. He wanted to be a clown ... or at least he thought he did, until he saw himself in the mirror ...

It took a while, but he did get used to it as you can see ...

That night he had a bath and the clown was washed away ... or so we thought.

The following morning he still had a tinge of yellow running through his eyebrows, a red moustache and nose.

11 comments:

Tawny said...

I hate face paints and think whoever invented them should be shot. K had hers done once and it just would not come off. I bathed her, scrubbed her and showered her, tried baby lotion,make up remover the lot. She still had tinges on her face three or four day later. I hate them!

hmmmm maybe I should climb down off that high horse.....lol

Mary T said...

I wonder if the shyness comes from being the second child? Louie is much more timid than Joel. They both look really cute.

Scope said...

At least they aren't painting each other's faces with your makeup.

Or permanent markers.

And it's odd that I never get asked to babysit.

Mum Gone Mad said...

We had youngest lad with a bee painted on him last monday, unfortunately he looked a lot like a zombie once we'd "washed it off" (never comes off!) Your boy looks lovely BTW x

Dana's Brain said...

My sister had face-painters at her daughter's first birthday extravaganza last month. I hate trying to get that stuff off! My son had thick black eyebrows for a couple of days.

Grit said...

ours face paint themselves now thanks to a pack of face paints left behind by a disastrous au pair last summer.

i will leave it to your imagination to guess at the expertise with which this is applied in the toilet without any natural light by the hand of a nine-year old. (and the au pair mostly left the colour green.)

one day when i get past the screaming stage i will try and snap a photo. that should get social services round.

Ro Hayter said...

You know, I actually *really really* thought the game fair was, like, Hungry Hippos and stuff, and was very disappointed when I realised otherwise! Not that we went - we spend far too much time at that blimmin place as it is! And, woohoo! I'm commenting on your blog! I haven't commented on here for ages!

Anyway, must go! My girlies are killing each other!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

The question is: How do you possibly have a son who does not want to be the center of attention?

ModernMom said...

Adorable! Never know how they are going to react when they see they have been transformed :)

Kylie w Warszawie said...

My husband and two youngest children ABSOLUTELY HATE face paint.

The two older ones love to have their faces painted. Unfortunately the younger two go to a school where every Friday they have their faces painted. If they want. Then the teachers get upset that they wouldn't have their faces painted.

The wife of bold said...

He looks sooo cute, all mine love having their face painted - i don't though i hate the fact it rubs off, covering all my clothing and the sofa...arghx