Monday, March 8, 2010

This is Why I Don't Post Craft Projects On My Blog

On Saturday morning, I lounged sideways on the big chair in the living room while drinking my morning coffee.  And by "coffee", I mostly mean vanilla caramel coffee-mate because oh my word, that stuff is divine. 

The boys were playing underfoot while Ashley roamed around without a purpose.  She eventually plopped on my lap while I balanced my coffee-mate precariously.

"Mommy, I want to make some art."

Okay, that sounds easy enough.  "Well, what kind of art do you want to make?" I asked.

"I want you to pick the kind of art," she responded.  So I threw out various options:

"Do you want to color?"

"No."

"Do you want to paint?"

"No."

"Do you want to use your stamps?"

"No."

At this point, I was running out of art to choose from.  "Well, what kind of art do you want to do?"

Ashley looked annoyed.  "Mommy, it's still your turn to pick."

Then we got in a little side-coversation about how it was certainly not my turn to pick anymore, but I'll spare you the play-by-play.  Suffice it to say, I lost.  So I ended up suggesting that she make a collage.

Her eyes widened.  "A collage?  What's a collage?"

We then went around the house together, picking up old magazines and ads from the weekly circular, while I explained the ins and outs of collage-making.  "You just find pretty pictures in a magazine, cut them out, and then paste them on a new piece of paper."  As I was explaining it, I thought to myself, boy - making collages sounds kind of boring.  But Ashley seemed to dig the idea nonetheless.

So I set her up at the kitchen table with some safety scissors and a gluestick, and went back to my giant mug of coffee-mate.  A little while later Ashley called me in to see her finished product.  

"Look mommy!  I made a collage of beautiful ladies."

Apparently Ashley had discovered the Kohl's lingerie ad.  And all of the pretty pictures contained therein.   

I'll give her this.  She certainly knows how to make collage-making exciting.    

23 comments:

Christina said...

Are you going to keep that one in the "art folder?" ;) Love it!

Steph said...

Oh please post it! Please? :o)
Hillarious!

Sadia said...

How funny!

Next time you're searching for an art project, try letting her mix paints to see for herself that blue + yellow = green and black + white = grey. Mel and Jess did it last week with Daddy (who, I discovered, had never had the pleasure of learning colour theory as a child), and they had a blast.

hypermom said...

Bwahahaha I would love to see this art project! What were the ladies wearing? AM so curious!! :)

Jen said...

LOL! Well, they are very pretty.

HT said...

Oh no! I was paging through the Vogue the other day and of course the kids started hanging over my shoulder at which point I put it down because I got tired of explaining "Why is that lady not dressed?" and "What is that boy doing?" when his half naked body is draped over an equally half naked lady!

..Soo.See.. said...

Hi! Found you through IheartMultiples.. and HAD to comment to say that must've been so funny!

Regina said...

Love it!

And I totally understand what you mean about the coffee mate thing - I've fallen HARD for the skinny latte. YUM!

Just Jenn said...

Pure Torture!! you must post it!! LOL! You gotta love little ones! =) I love the 'special creamers' in my coffee too... but I have to go easy! cholesterol is high! sigh.......
Just Jenn~

Cindy said...

Hahahaha! Love it!!!

Chelle said...

Haha! That's hilarious--you have to take a picture.

xo

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I'm with ya on the vanilla-caramel coffee mate! Your post reminded me of an incident when I was growing up. My mom found me watching the Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on TV. I was just intrigued by the swimsuit fashions, but she was quite alarmed at my interest. HA!!!

Krissy @ ArtsyMom said...

LOL My daughter did that before. I get victoria secret catalogs in the mail because I applied for their credit card, and my daughter had cut it up and made paper dolls out of it. LOL

Big Mama Cass said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! That is ADORABLE!!! HAHAHA

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

That is the most adorable thing!!! He he he! :)

Krystyn said...

That is seriously awesome!

The Lane Family said...

This made me laugh and once again..the things are kids can come up with :) I guess at least it made her happy!!

mrs. b. said...

HAHA! hilariously cute. that'll teach ya. ;)

Helene said...

My kids are always attracted to the skinny, perky-boobed models in the clothing ads as well. They probably wonder why my boobs aren't that high up on my chest.

Anyway, the collage was a great idea...I'll have to remember that when my kids want to do art. Why are they always so vague when they say "let's do art"? I literally groan out loud when they say that to me.

One 2 Try said...

Too cute. I hope you hung it on the fridge! Thanks for supporting Friday Follow. Have a wonderful weekend. Rita @ One 2 Try.

anne @ Floralshowers said...

found you on friday follow...That story has made my day. ha ha. so so funny. kids are great=)

Bethany said...

That's hilarious! I found your blog from the Crayon Wrangler. Cute kiddos. And fun stories. :)

wrensmommy said...

that is absolutely adorable! :)