The last time we went to Disney World was in 2007.
My two daughters and my nephew, Sam, are much younger in this picture than they are now.
However, the face painting experience you see here, really raised the bar of on their level of expectation.
We attend the Local Italian Festival here in Omaha, NE every year with my wife’s family. It’s a lot of pizza, pasta, sausage, fried dough, music and socializing.
That’s for the adults anyways, the kids look forward to the face painting. I think it’s the only reason they come with us.
This year the ladies doing the painting were in a wide range of ages, maybe 80 to 8!
I believe in equality but when it comes to face painting… I don’t think so.
This is Milina, she is eleven, her butterfly is not too bad. She got one of the “Old Ladies”.
This is Anika, she is three. People politely asked her, “What is on your face?” Which she would reply, “Eye makeup.”
Lydia, my thirteen year old got the eight year old artist to do her metamorphosis.
Have you seen the “Nailed It” pins on Pinterest? We have a contestant!
I knew she was unhappy with her artwork because, I watched her demeanor go downhill as soon as she looked at her reflection in her iPhone.
We were all trying to look normal at her as we were holding in the horror of a portrait of a butterfly that had been splattered on a windshield.
As she was finally coming around or should I say, coming to terms with her situation, I overheard Milina say to Sam, “Make sure you get the old lady!”
Lydia chimed in “Yeah, cause if you don’t….” and then with a constipated look on her face she points to her struggling butterfly as if to say, “You might look like this!”
What’s the dilemma?
Keep your expectations low?
These are things to think about however, I think we learned that sometimes we will be some times be disappointed.
We need to be able to laugh about it because, that is more fun than sitting around worrying about a dead butterfly sitting on your face.
And yes, we did laugh WITH her…
Sam went the safe route. Well-played Sam, well-played.
What disappointments have you been able to laugh about?