I really enjoy entertaining, and whether it’s one friend or an entire party of guests, I enjoy having people in 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 know guests are coming over, I get a chance to use my matching pitchers and glasses as well as my fun food trays for dips and appetizers. I kick all the loose toys like Legos 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 smell from earlier that day.
I’ve lined my driveway and walkway with an array of colorful flowers, and I enjoy changing my wreathes and garden flags to give visitors an initial welcome with my decor.
Today, thanks to Crayola Window Markers, my 2yr old daughter and 4 yr old son drew a mural on the front door, I assume, to help welcome our guests as well.
When I first saw the picture on the large window on the door that could be easily viewed by anyone passing by my house, 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 proclaimed.
“This is a floating fort made of different candy,” my four year old proudly said.
“Um, awesome, but what’s underneath of that?” I questioned further.
“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?