Tuesday, April 19, 2011

And the Bribey goes to.....

I am relinquishing the fun parent award (otherwise known as the Bribey) to the Artist. Maybe forever.
He trumped me.
He stomped me.
He left me in the drywall dust.
He called the girls away from their squabbling to give our countertops a final farewell before the workers arrive tomorrow to help push our kitchen into the 21st century.
As a loving tribute to our formica laminate, the Artist dealt out big, fat sharpies and set my children loose.
Forget the ice cream truck.
Forget amusement parks.
Forget glow in the dark stickers.
You wanna see joy?
This is what joy looks like!

In the Cowgirl's own words:

And the Bribey goes to......
The smiling man with black marker all over his fingers!


  1. I love it! How fun. I can't wait to see the new counters...hopefully with NO Sharpie on them :)

  2. what a fun thing! and brownie points to you for getting photographic documentation. hopefully the message of "one time only!" gets communicated, and no one tries to recreate this happy memory on the new stuff!