ASSIGNMENT DETAILS: Shit Happens: The Bubutsis Family, Paul and Zoe (3)
DATE: January 8, 2012
WHERE: 622 S. East Ave., Oak Park IL 60304
CONTACTS: Paul Bubutsis
PHONE: (708) 434-5834
ASSIGNED BY: Tamara
PHOTO BY: Frank Pinc
DIGITAL NUMBER: 118_1029-1086
FILE NAME: Freelance Photos 2011\CP\Driscoll Family
If I have one piece of advice for expecting parents, it would be a generalized word of warning that goes something like this: “Get your rest when you can – you have no idea what you are in for.” One would have thought that five years on, the sleep deprivation would have eased some, but compounding factors (like our whimsical decision to have more kids) seem to keep the above proclamation echoing through my head to this very day. Such was the case that sleepy, fateful afternoon when I unwittingly drank a mouthful of facepaint water, much to my daughter’s delight.
My two year old son had just started on a course of antibiotics for a powerful ear infection the week prior, and I’d been up tending to him while dealing with the adult version of the bug. Loads of fun. The following day, Zoe (pictured below) had begged to facepaint in that undeniably cute pleading way she has mastered, Though in her case we “leg paint”. It turns out that the brush on her face is too ticklish for her to manage, so we’ve taken to painting her shins; it’s more tolerable in the long run. Not being one to flinch in the face of exhaustion, I poured myself another cup of coffee with milk, and set out to painting a rough likeness of a dolphin. Half way through the project, fading quickly, I lurched for the coffee, and took a fantastic swig of syrillian blue funk. Boy did Zoe get a kick out of that. Now, her teachers at preschool know about it. Most everybody we meet gets to learn about it. And all I hear - each time she recounts the story is that age old mantra: God, I need some sleep. Cheers.
Zoe Facebpaint Chicago Parent