Saturday, June 24th 2006
The T-Rex with the Red Mouth

Today we went to one of those places where you pick out a piece of pottery and then paint it with glaze, leave it and then they fire it for you. How FUN. Loved it.

I’ve only seen those places on A Baby Story, where the little families go and look all yuppie-ish and calm and patient as the toddlers handle breakable items on camera. I’d never go to a place like that if I were being taped for a television show, but otherwise, it was cool. And no one recorded how many times I said, "BE CAREFUL!!"

My favorite part was when Ethan-6yr looked up from painting his dinosaur figurine and proudly announced, "Mine has a red mouth!" We all look and nod and appreciate the red mouth. Then he adds, "It just ate a BLOODY meal!"

Well, yes. We ARE classy and we like our art to be realistic and all.


20 Comments on “The T-Rex with the Red Mouth”

June 24th, 2006
7:25 pm

Realism rocks! Lots of blood ’cause it probably ate the entire thing – like, a big thing – a triceratops or something. And it ate the WHOLE thing, guts and boogers and everything. ‘Cause it was hone-gry!

Ethan-6yr knows about stuff like this because 6yr boys are total dinosaur experts.

June 24th, 2006
9:19 pm

Of course. Art simply must be realistic. Dinosaurs are a boy’s best friend.

June 24th, 2006
10:18 pm

Good one Ethan! Gotta love those boys!!

blond girl
June 24th, 2006
11:12 pm

Kids sure can call it like they see it, can’t they? Like on Thursday night, when I told Sweet Girl that daycare was closed on Friday, so she would spend the day with me. “And we’ll go have lunch with daddy. Doesn’t that sound nice?!?” I enthused. “No,” said she with a straight face, “I don’t want to go have lunch with daddy. I want to stay with you. I want daddy to stay at work and keep busy all day”. At that point, we were wondering if her daddy’s boss was bribing her…
tee hee

Patrick B
June 24th, 2006
11:25 pm

Now this brings back memories. As a kid my older sister and my mom took me every Saturday to a ceramic shop to paint and have fun. Between the three of us we must have painted nearly a hundred peices. I stil have many pieces from each of us, including a set of Christmas ornaments, one for each family member with their names. I loved it.

Thanks for bringing back a great memory. I wish the place was still around.

June 25th, 2006
12:22 am

I took my daughter to one of those places for her 8th birthday. We had a ton of fun. Painting anything can bring out so much of a kids personality. I love it.

June 25th, 2006
8:39 am

Those places look awesome. I’ve heard it’s really fun but can get pretty expensive. I’m glad you had a good time!!

June 25th, 2006
9:01 am

OOoo that sounds awesome. I am thinking my almost two year old is not ready though! And I so agree, no taping me cuing my kid every two minutes!

June 25th, 2006
4:07 pm

Last time I took Reia there I forgot to go back and pick up her peice. I’m sure they’ve thrown it away by now. Oh well.

June 25th, 2006
4:56 pm

In my 8 year old sons book, the more blood the better. He has actually had temper tantrums when he couldn’t find his red marker!!! Let that blood drip….
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J's Mommy
June 25th, 2006
9:25 pm

Hahahaha! Too cute.

June 25th, 2006
10:08 pm

Boys are just too cute!! HUH?

June 25th, 2006
11:48 pm

I love, love, love the pottery thing. With 4 girls this is a favorite for birthday parties and such .. but you sons comments aren’t exclusive to boys .. my girls say stuff like that all the time … I think it is their goal to make us BLUSH! :O)

June 26th, 2006
12:31 pm

That’s funny, I too have only seen it on A Baby Story. If I see you on there in the background, I’ll call ya.

Oh by the way, you’ve been tagged, find it here:

June 26th, 2006
9:25 pm

Tell me how you do it with your husband out of town? I go crazy when mine is gone an hour…and I only have one little one to look after.

June 27th, 2006
8:17 am

Your little boy sounds hilarious! Good for him keeping reality alive. Honestly, when I see some of the art today, I wonder what universe these artists are from!!

June 27th, 2006
9:14 am

One day when he is a famous artist, you will pull that plate out and wax philosophical about how “you knew back then he would be famous…”

If not then, you’ll pull it out for him to use to eat when his first girlfriend comes over for dinner. Now that woud be classic!

June 27th, 2006
5:18 pm

He is all boy! It comes with the territory…testosterone!

June 27th, 2006
5:21 pm

Hello! I discovered your blog in looking for some Christian mommies out there, and it’s great!
I love how you said that before this you’d only seen those pottery places on A Baby Story, where everything is all perfect and tidy lol! A Baby Story is the only place that I’ve seen them—maybe I’ll have to try one sometime, since you said it was fun!

July 1st, 2006
3:45 pm

I want to see a pic of Ethan’s carnivorous dino.

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