Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Husband from The East

"Buddhists must really like balloons," K said.

[Oh, here we go! Right?]

My friend Elke let us in on the secret Tuesday night, kids eat free restaurant complete with face painting, balloon twisting clown.

We could not resist the allure.

[We're The Family Joy! We'll take your bait! Can we give you our bank account number too! Yay!]

I must admit, the face painting, balloon twisting clown brought the talent.

See The Rooster... how she frightens me, the tigress!




The Mayor's Secret Municipal Realm is Revealed!... Gotham City!



[Okay, so The Mayor's face isn't that exciting but he asked for something boring.]

Anyway, the kids
had their faces painted, got their twisty balloon things, ate almost nothing from the excitement and ran gleefully all the way to the car.

Then...The Rooster fell on her balloon princess wand.

It popped and the great wailing commenced.

Enter my husband, the Rinpoche.



As one might imagine, the wisdom of the great Rinpoche did nothing to calm the wee girl.

Impermanence and non-attachment mean nothing to her.

Go figure?!

However, once she meditated calmed down and went to bed, the great holy man of The House of Joy performed acupuncture on the couch.



And all was right and good (and Zen) in the land.


[K wants everyone to know that he didn't really ask The Rooster to meditate on impermanence. His comment about balloons and Buddhists was to me. For the record and all. ]

39 comments:

Chilihead said...

I'm just laughing because I read "couch" as "crotch". Not that you've conditioned me to certain words or anything. I'm just sayin'.

Jenifer said...

That is awesome face painting! And a free dinner, sign me up.

Our Daddy really does waffle on sometimes about stuff that is just sailing right over their wee heads. I love how the girls get the same glazed over look that I do. I also hate how he always wins Jeopardy, but that is another story.

Maddy said...

Glad to see that your creativity remains unsurpassed.
Cheers

Cathy said...

Masterful Photoshopping!

That tiger face is pretty incredible. My kids would never sit still long enough for that kind of detail!

All Adither said...

That's some kick ass face painting.

I had to do face painting at a company party once, because I was said company's "graphic designer". I was so bad that the children's faces fell with disappointment once they looked in the mirror.

Angie
www.AllAdither.com

painted maypole said...

that tiger face is really cool!

liv said...

Yeah, I think a deep samskara on nonattachment would be a bit thick for the Roo. But, the notion that (cough) Things Fall Apart (read it by Pema Chodron) is a lesson that anyone can learn.


dude. the tiger face rocks.

TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre said...

Ahhh there is nothing more zen than sleeping children. Especially when they're 16. Because they can't sass me in their sleep. Much.

Kelley said...

Yeah all I can see is your husbands crotch.

But I am a dirty bird. You know that.

Might need some of that zen meditation stuff to clean up my mind...

cce said...

I love your photo doctoring skills. LOL over here.

Omaha Mama said...

That is one awesome tiger face!

Your husband is deep and stuff.

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee... well, good, I'm glad you cleared that up with your disclaimer...

Oh, and I hope your couch is feeling better...

WILLIAM said...

The Photoshopped picture of K and I guess it is the Dali Lama looks like some type of Jedi master. Obi One "K"obi

Shannon said...

I thought you photoshopped K to be some sort of Star Trek character.

I think I will use the word 'impermanence' as often as possible with my kids. I like vury much for some reason.

Beck said...

One of my kids - and I won't say which one, but it's NOT the Baby - finds getting their face painted just HORRIFYING. What a weirdo.

Momma Bean said...

The tiger face is awesome but what I really love is how the Mayor asked for something boring! Ha! Men!

furiousBall said...

my kids will never get their faces painted, except on game day.

just kidding. we're all about the big foamy fingers. middle fingers. (we're from jersey)

we_be_toys said...

Groovy restaurant! The face painting is quite spectacular!

~JJ! said...

Relaxed me.

(Love her face)

Don Mills Diva said...

Very funny and thatis some of the best face-painting I have ever seen!

JoeInVegas said...

Next time get your face painted to match hers (if she doesn't object too much)

zellmer said...

That is some kickass face painting. I love how your daughter looks exactly like you, and your son looks exactly like K. Adorable.

BOSSY said...

That doesn't just go on the Record, that goes on the Box Set.

Patience said...

Great face painting! Too bad it has to eventually wash off.

Kimmylyn said...

Incredible face painting.. and a free meal.. golden.

Janet said...

My couch seems stressed. Must try acupuncture.

Sarah O. said...

I am insanely jealous of your writing and photoshopping talents.

In a non-creepy way, of course.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Wow K, that's some acupuncture skillz right there.

Julie Pippert said...

LOL

Meditate on impermanence. LOL

I tried to get my daughter to meditate on being so rude no friends will want to return but I guess my kids aren't really into meditating. (KIDDING!)

One word for those who've had to do face-painting as I have had to: TEMPLATES!

Amy [Taste Like Crazy] said...

The last pic really freaked me out at first...I thought it was his leg!!

Damselfly said...

Hey, I think I saw that acupuncture magazine somewhere!

(Someday in the near future, I will find out about face painting. And how to get it cleaned off, I hope.)

motherbumper said...

I see by that photo that the Mayor got into your (locked) bedside table, naughty girl.

OK - so I've been leaving totally smutty comments on your blog, for that I apologize but sometimes a girl like me just can't resist - inappropriate comments course through my veins.

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

hey face painting, balloons AND food...I am so there.

great blog as always - you crack me up! ;o)

QT said...

Oh, the tiger face is AWESOME!!! She is such a cutie pie

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Argh. ARGH?

Emily said...

You've got mad photo shop skills!

Not Hannah said...

Holy crap. When you said "face-painting," I was thinking, like, a flower or a team logo, not fearsome jungle kitty stuff.

Also, the photoshopping of the hubby and the holy man? Creeping me out a little...

So, all in all, an emotional roller coaster of a post. Yay!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow. The tigress is amazing, and batman is very cute.
And I was going to say how much he looked like his daddy, but then I thought you might think I meant he looked just like his daddy dressed as the scary Rinpoche man, and that would be bad.
So I won't say it.

Auto Insurance Los Angeles said...

That is awesome. I like the way you doctor the photo :)