Similar to when she worked towards creating the perfect cat, a few days ago, Maddy worked herself into a frustrated fit over her attempt at the perfect face.
Again, to try to put emphasis on her effort and determination rather than the finished product, I grabbed her “ditched” faces and bound them in a little book:
- Maddy’s Happy Face(s):
All I did was make them the same size, punch holes in the corner, and throw on a green construction paper cover.
Surprisingly, she was very proud of her finished product–the book as a whole–and has looked through it many, many times.
. . . but she said this one’s eyes would disappear once she colored the whole face.
The one on the cover is the one she felt was her very best happy face ever.
I thought they were all great, so I have tried to
point out unique, interesting, and special parts of all of them.
Goodness gracious, I hope this doesn’t translate to crazy teen years. . .