Before I start my story, I'd just like to say that pizza is a good invention! The kids have been out of school since Friday, and they've had friends over for sleepovers and playdates almost every day. It's been a little chaotic!
Anyway, yesterday, I took my boy to the pottery store to do some painting. "What should I paint, Mama?" he asked.
"I don't know, Bubba. How about this frog?"
"No. I want something I can use."
"A cup?" I suggested.
He thought about it. "No. I think I'll paint a tea pot."
"A tea pot?" I asked. "What are you going to do with a tea pot?"
"Drink my tea out of it."
"Dude," I said. "Since when do you drink tea?"
"Since Christmas when Santa gave me some in my stocking."
Huh? I didn't recall Santa leaving any tea for anyone.
Nevertheless, I let him select a tea pot while I selected a couple of wine bottle stoppers to paint. We went to work.
A short while later, I looked at Bubba's tea pot. It was covered in pink paint with brown splotches dripping off the side. (He's colorblind, so I'm sure he thought the pink color was blue.)
"This is a nightmare!" he said.
Everyone cracked up who was sitting next to us.
"But I'm an artist," he said. "And this is part of my artistic expression!"