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Sep 04

Nailed It!

Disney Face Paint

Disney Face Paint

Nailed It!

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.

Real Italian flags.   Taken by David J Mike  (my dad)
Real Italian flags.
Taken by David J Mike
(my dad)

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.

Ok, I guess.
Ok, I guess.

This is Milina, she is eleven, her butterfly is not too bad.  She got one of the “Old Ladies”.

Eye makeup
Eye makeup

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.

Butterfly inkblot?
Butterfly inkblot?

Nailed It!

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?

Choose wisely?

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
Sam

Sam went the safe route.  Well-played Sam, well-played.

What disappointments have you been able to laugh about?

 

 

  • Lindsay

    This cracks me up! I can remember being very disappointed over a few hairstyles! Especially the one where you pin your hair in knots all over your head and it was suppose to come out like beautiful natural curls. Mine not so much. More like a frizzy Afro! I definitely didn’t laugh about it right away since I was 12 and very concerned about what I looked like but now looking back at the pictures I die laughing:)

    • David Mike

      I still married you! Love you.

  • Eye makeup? LOL

  • I did the face painting for the first time ever at our church summer thing for the kids and I struggled a bit…practicing a picture on paper is WAY different than painting it with a brush on someones face 🙂 I think next year I will be a lot better…and the tiger face was surprisingly the easiest one to …do 🙂

    • dilemmamike

      I can’t imagine sitting in the hot sun working on small moving children with hovering parents watching your every move. You are a saint!

  • Hahaha, with a constipated look on her face… = priceless!

    • dilemmamike

      Wish I had caught it on camera. That would have been awesome!

  • Brittney Bennett

    That nervous look every client has on their face after coloring their hair and before you have it dry. Or when I get my make up done and I feel like they are putting way too much on and scared to look in the mirror because I am SURE I look like a clown. Never had a “bad butterfly” experience though! Getting my hair done now, I better knock on wood! 🙂 Keep blogging. And you should tell me how to make my own page!

  • Excellent, Mike. Now I want to go to Omaha. That festival sounds delicious!

    • dilemmamike

      Jeff the fact that you read both my blog posts floors me! I am a fan, and “I am a writer!”. Thank you again.

  • Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

    I don’t really have any make-up or face painting horror stories. I’ve seen many clients in the salon look at their hair in horror when they got exactly what they asked for. LOL

    • David Mike

      Denyse are you a stylist?

      • Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

        Yes, I am!

        • David Mike

          I have been teaching Cosmetology since 1994!

          • Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint

            Oh wow! I have been looking into getting my teaching certification. I’m ready to get out from behind the chair.

          • David Mike

            It’s been an amazing journey.

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