Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Unexpected Results

He had a plan.

It started with this.

Do you see the problem?

Nowhere does it say WASHABLE!

I only said, "WOW!"
...and picked up the camera.

He was quite pleased with himself.

He had been quite thorough.

Then he looked in the mirror.

It was not quite what he had been expecting.

It mostly washed off... with A LOT of scrubbing.

He did have purple circles under his eyes for a few days.

I guess he comes by it naturally.
No, I don't color myself purple...

I DO start projects and have an idea of how they should turn out, but when they don't I get discouraged and then my projects are few and far between.

I think that is why I stick with the basics.

They don't require much vision, just some stick-to-it-ivness.

But sometimes, we are asked to stretch ourselves.
And when other people will see the success or failure,
it is scary.
Scary isn't bad... just uncomfortable.
I've been learning that from a friend who took a job in Abu Dhabi just because she could.
I have been comfortable with me.
What am I learning?
What am I becoming?
What am I teaching?

Who am I fooling?
Not me...

Today, take a chance... do something different...

Use a marker that is NOT washable!


jen said...

I am still laughing at his expression when he saw himself. That's a keeper. Just be glad it wasn't purple Sharpie, I guess.

Susan said...

Better get the Robert Munsch book, "Purple, Green and Yellow."

Susan said...

Better get the Robert Munsch book, "Purple, Green and Yellow."

Allyson & Jere said...

What a GREAT post. Well, not the coloring himself completely with a marker part, and the subsequent scrubbing. BUT the rest of the post and its sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

Tonya Freestone & Family said...

That was a funny post. I remember all the times my kids did this..Life is so good with lots of laughter. Thanks for sharing it.