K and I spent a lot of time talking about her birthday party theme. It’s now a process of finding something she likes that works for me, too. She’d talked about doing a party at the nearby inflatable place, for example. I don’t have a real problem with that, but I figure we’ll end up going there a few times with other birthday kids and she’ll get her fill, and she also didn’t make a big deal about it. If she’d petitioned strongly for it over a length of time, I’d go with it. It’s her party and all.
Toward the end of the party I pulled out the face paint. I used this palette and liked the result because it dried quickly, didn’t rub off easily and still washed off well at the end of the night. I loved getting so many colors in one kit. A little goes a long way and even after dong the party and several baboon faces I have enough left for lots more. I asked M whether she wanted a tongue. She must’ve misheard me.
Related to the face painting, I practiced my puppy face beforehand and told the kids “puppy faces are all I know how to do” lest they assume I can whip out a Spider Man or something. Puppy faces. That’s it for today, folks.