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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Faceless no more

I mentioned recently the story of how Bria decided that my Willow Tree figurines needed faces, and took it upon herself to give them some. I had written a little about it on my blog at the time it happened, but I never did show a picture. The reason for that was because when it happened, not only was I very pregnant, but I had not yet "gone digital" in my photography, so the photo hadn't been developed. By the time it was developed months later, it didn't seem apropo anymore, so I never did show the picture of my figurines and their cartoon faces.

However, since I have not taken many pictures of interest this week (other than a newborn photo shoot, which I will link up soon enough), I give you the desecrated figurines.



The one with the rose, named "Love," was given to me by the Bishop when I was released from my calling as Relief Society President. Bria was enthralled with her at the time. She would get a chair and sit and stare at her for what seemed like hours on end. One day she came to me and said, "I figured out what's wrong with Love!" I wasn't really sure what she meant, but she finally got me to understand she was talking about the figurine.

"What's wrong with her?" I asked.

"She doesn't have a face!" Bria exclaimed.

I told her that's how she should be, and (erroneously, obviously) thought that was that. Soon after that conversation, my mom gave me the patriotic one, and before I could blink they were both bestowed with faces.
You'll be happy to know that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser took most of the black off, and only discolored them a little. I can tell, but perhaps those who don't know what happened wouldn't notice. At least I hope that's the case.

24 comments :

  1. As an outsider looking in, that is one of the most precious pictures ever. As a mother, I can see how totally frustrating and maddening that would have been. I wish I could say I would have left them that way, but in reality, I wouldn' have. (and my kids butt would have definitely been spanked) :(

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  2. You were a good RS president that is for sure. I am just glad to hear that other peoples children do things like this to them. That I am not the only one that finds her children doing something that makes you so upset.

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  3. Mothers of children under 5 should not have sharpies.
    I am going to throw all mine away right now. :)

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  4. OH my gosh -- I would SCREAM! I'm glad the Magic Eraser did a good job.

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  5. You have to admit they do look better with a face! heehee

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  6. I'm with Queendeni - I wish she'd have given mine a face! I thought about giving it a face myself. I never did get those things...I keep one of them around because a friend gave it to me, but aside from that I don't really get those faceless things.

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  7. I have to say, they sort of freak me out.

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  8. Those magic erasers are, er, magic! Love em! Love your pic, too!

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  9. I would have freaked over that !
    I like those figurines and to deface them would have meant trouble and being grounded for the culprit. Glad you were able to recover almost all their original look.

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  10. I love my willow tree figurines, and the thought of my kids doing that makes me shudder, but that said, I think it's hilarious that she felt the need to finish them off! She was probably very proud of herself! What a cute story (in a maddening kind of way). Good thing you were able to get the marker off afterward!

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  11. They give me a smile and a chuckle. How funny! Looks like you have a great gift to give her for her wedding--buy a whole nativity and put faces on yourself!

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  12. Another triumph for those Mr. Clean Erasers!

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  13. I rather like the faces, lol! But I'm glad the Magic Eraser rose to the occasion and restored most of their "anonimity".

    I agree with Crystal, you were an awesome RS President.

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  14. She actually did a pretty good job. But yay for the Magic Eraser!

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  15. Oh man!! Of all the things she'd grab, it would be a sharpie. I'm glad it came off. I've kind of decided that I'm just not going to have anything nice until my kids are older. That way I won't be devastated when they destroy it.

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  16. That is so funny that she drew on their faces! Emmy is sitting on my lap right now and when she saw the picture, she said "Scary!" I'm still laughing about it!

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  17. Sorry, but I can't stop laughing. I mean it is sort of strange that they don't have faces.

    Too funny.

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  18. I'm glad you kept the photos--good blackmail material later on. Reminds me to keep my sharpies up for a couple more years, until my youngest isn't quite so helpful :-)

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  19. Oh my gosh! I can't even believe what a small world it is! Tony always tells the story of them getting mugged by gypsies- crazy! He said to tell your hubby "hi" Did you guys meet on your mission? Anyway, it's just so funny-do you guys ever go to any of the reunions?

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  20. I guess it makes sense, they don't have faces after all! And I think you deserve a lot more for being a Relief Society President! :)

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  21. This actually is one of the sweetest things I have seen in a long time. Really. So girly.

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  22. That is a great story. I love Mr. Clean Eraser!!

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  23. This cracks me up. The patriotic one's face looks pretty good, actually!

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  24. I never got a gift when I was a released from being Prez of an organization in church...that was one thoughtful Bishop !

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