We’re back from Missouri! Lloyd’s sister and brother-in-law hosted Christmas at their house this year and invited us to their new, ginormous house. It was lovely – there was room for everyone to hang out and relax, and Christina impressed the socks off me by preparing Christmas dinner for twenty-two people. It was amazing!
We came back into Lincoln and Lloyd and the boys had Bad Movie Night, but they were going to a movie that I wanted to see (Sherlock Holmes 2), so I snuck in the theater and watched it. I would giggle with glee except I’m actually sniffling with a cold. Yeah, watching a two-hour movie is no fun when you’re blowing your nose with napkins from the concession stand (during the explosions, of course, so I wouldn’t detract from the movie).
Anyway, I came back home on my own and found the octopus that Brad drew in my sketch pad, and he painted it!!! Woo-hooo!! I was super-impressed, as he did such a realistic job and it look so nice:
Then…. I turned the pages. Before I show you what I found, let’s recall what my watercolors are like:
Remember? Kinda ‘stuck in first grade’ mode?
Now here’s Brad’s:
What the what??? What??? I can’t decide if I want to frame it or choke him with it. I know, I know, I know – “Different people have different talents and we can’t all be great at everything; both are good in their own ways; blah, blah, blah.” That’s all well and good, but if we entered these in the county fair, one of us would win first prize, and one of us would get a ‘participant’ ribbon.
Sorry about your ‘participant’ ribbon, Brad.