I really enjoy entertaining, and whether it’s one friend or an entire party of guests, I love welcoming people into my home.
Although, now that I have children, my decor and furniture has gone from chic to shabby, but nonetheless, I still try to make my home warm and inviting.
When I’m expecting guests in advance, I’m delighted to pull together the little details that could make a good impression. I love the chance to use my matching pitchers and glasses. I love the chance to use my fun food trays for dips and appetizers. In the same swoop, I’ll kick all the loose Legos and Matchbox Cars under the couches out of site, wipe the juice-crusted Goldfish cracker remnants from walls, tables and door knobs, and even light a delightfully scented candle or two to cover any lingering poopy diaper smells from earlier that day.
Because I want people to feel welcomed as soon as they arrive, I’ve even lined my drive and walkway with an array of colorful flowers, and I frequently change my wreathes and garden flags to give visitors a seasonally appropriate welcome with my decor.
Speaking of appropriate, today, thanks to Crayola Window Markers, my 2yr old daughter and 4 yr old son drew a mural on the front door. I assume that this was done to help welcome our guests too.
When I first saw the picture on the large window on the door that could be easily viewed by anyone passing by my house – or probably from space – I did a double-take.
Sometimes my kid’s art work can be interpreted in different ways, so after a brief assessment of the drawing, I had to ask exactly what they drew…
“Mines are flowers!” my daughter proudly proclaimed.
“This is a floating fort made of different candy,” my four year old announced with conviction.
“Um, wow that’s really awesome, but what’s underneath of that floating fort?” I bravely asked.
“Flowers!” my daughter yelled.
Jake, quickly growing exasperated by my interruption and questioning, said, “I don’t know. Cecilia’s scribble-scrabbles…oh, and these are submarines swimming in a circle.”
“Cool. Cool.” I said and walked away.
Now maybe it’s me, but the so called group of submarines look an awful lot like a gaggle of penises.
See for yourself:
And if you’re a big fan of kid’s art, you must read this post from Kim at Let Me Start by Saying. Jake even has a “rattlesnake” aka uni-balled lawn penis drawing featured there.
How do your kids welcome guests?