Any mention of painting drives them crazy, by ‘them’ I mean my crazy, creative, courageous girls. They love it, and to be honest, it’s always a lot of fun, they make it a lot of fun.
However, today, I thought I would do a little experiment and see how Sara (the 2 year old going on 16) would react to a particular situation. What would she do if I placed my head (this beautiful brown, perfectly shaped object) in her way while she is painting? What would she do? How long would the reaction take? Would she react at all? Would she talk to me to gain some sort of consent? I was nervous, it was tense and let me tell you, I could see her thinking about it, what was she to do, how should she deal with this object? I could feel that she was poised to attack, just as a predator leaps on their prey!
OK, so I know this is a bit dramatic, because it actually is a little dramatic, the fact is, Sara took very little time to react, she basically looked at me, smiled at me, and then she slapped my head with both her hands and created a unique, let me repeat, a unique piece of art, and since this day, she wants to see the photos all the time. Sara keeps asking me in the most adorable way…’Baba, can I paint your head again, I like it, I really like it!’ The last photo will give the answer I always give her when she asks, it ‘will’ happen again, she will paint!