The First Face Painting…

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Last weekend we went to a very ‘low key’ church fete, the sort that reminds me of my own childhood, complete with tombola, hook a duck, a bouncy castle, plus a slightly dubious Punch and Judy (Freddie is now slightly traumatised by the latter!).

Alongside these traditional summer-fair staples was a face painting stand.

Freddie has ALWAYS refused to have his face painted (how preschool coaxed him into having a plane painted on his face several months ago I will never know), but there was no stopping Sasha.

Following hot in the heels of my god-daughter, Ella (now a butterfly!), she couldn’t wait to tell the girl in charge that she wanted to be a “tiger, please”. I was so proud that at 2 years, 2 months, she managed to sit still (just!) so her face could be made into a mini work of art. She sat on my Mum’s lap like she’d had it done so many times before, a proper face painting pro!

It sounds silly, but just at that moment it really felt that we suddenly had a proper little girl, and not a baby, or even much of a toddler anymore. We had a full-on walking-talking-having-an-opinion-i-want-my-face-painted-like-a-tiger-please little lady. It gave me a glimpse into the not too distance future, and also scared me slightly, as although I know it sounds like a cliche, they really do grow up so fast!

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  1. Sasha
    August 3, 2014 / 2:45 am

    The everyday moments really are the ones which seem to seize our heart!

  2. Hanna
    August 3, 2014 / 8:30 am

    Don’t those little moments steal your heart? So proud of the little person they are growing into and sad that your baby is growing up. Such a roller coaster of emotions everyday being a mummy.

    • August 4, 2014 / 1:21 pm

      I know- part of me wants them to be like this forever, the other half of me can’t wait until it gets a little easier, I always feel so torn!

  3. Mummy Hearts You
    August 3, 2014 / 8:40 am

    I remember Moo’s first face painting, it was a tiger too, and she was about your little ones age.. So sweet and gorgeous photo x

  4. pottymouthedmummy
    August 3, 2014 / 9:17 am

    Oh she’s gorgeous, love it. I know that feeling all too well, sweeps you up. Lovely post xx

  5. cariemay
    August 3, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Aww – she makes the most adorable tiger – and full credit to her for sitting still for that long; it’s a very detailed tiger face!

    • August 4, 2014 / 1:23 pm

      Thank you, she did really well to sit so still although did take a bit of encouraging from my Mum that it wouldn’t take much longer!

  6. Jenny
    August 3, 2014 / 5:11 pm

    Wow I am impressed, love the face painting and can’t believe she sat that long to do all that detail. Amazing. She looks so cute too! Bless her. Lovely post hun. #ordinarymoments

  7. August 4, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Wow I am so jealous. She looks amazing and well done her for having it done. Ever since baby was born I have wanted her face to be painted, but most people say she is too young. Your daughter is beautiful x #OrdinaryMoments

  8. Super Busy Mum
    August 5, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Aww!How gorgeous is this wee face and even more so looking like a cute little Tiger! Such a lovely post. x

  9. August 5, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    I am completely with you on this one- Mads got her face painted for the first time on holiday and to me it felt like a really big milestone, I don’t know why but it felt like a big deal! Although hers wasn’t as good as this- this is AMAZING face paintery (I totally just made that word up!) x

    • August 5, 2014 / 9:50 pm

      That is TOTALLY a word! 😉 It’s weird how I did find this a big deal, wasn’t expecting to feel so overwhelmed by something so ordinary! x

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