Poorly Drawn Face

February 24, 2014 · 6:57 pm

So, this is what I looked like this weekend.

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Poorly Drawn Face

It came about because I had agreed to do face painting for an event at Yohannes’s office.  The day before this event, Yohannes said, “Hey, do you want to be a clown, too?”

This is not quite as bizarre a question as it might first seem.  You see, of the many things I have gotten from my mother (like taste for cilantro, and my aversion to leaving the house) dressing up as a clown in one of them.  But I didn’t have time to drive all the way to her house to pick up the clothes and makeup, so I decided to just buy a cheap costume the morning of the event.

This, as you might have guessed, was a mistake.  I grabbed the first (and cheapest) makeup I could find, and let’s just say the results were a little more “scary clown” than I was going for.  It reminded me of this card my friend Heidi got for my friend Matt.  Twice.

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Poorly Drawn Head

Despite the bad makeup job, most of the kids were happy to have a clown paint their face.  Lily was not one of those kids.

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“You’re not my mom!”

She refused to make eye contact with me through the entire event, and only let me hold her after about two hours of coaxing.  But once I was back to my normal self, the whole family enjoyed playing clown, including Lily.

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Happy

He's a natural

He’s a natural.

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Every clown needs a kazoo.

Quotes

Nati: “Mom, today can we go to the hottest planet ever so I can see how scary it is with its thunder and lightning?”

Me: “Sorry, honey. We can’t really go to other planets yet.  Our spaceships aren’t good enough.”

Nati: “Forget it!”

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Oh, wait. Did I forget this picture?

Yohannes

Yohannes

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