I can imagine that in nearly every community across our country there is a small business where you can paint your own pottery. While the idea of painting a ceramic pig may not entice you. If you are a parent- you must go! Get in the car and do not stop until you are in the door of this magical agglomeration of ecru color things, and when I say things I speak of mugs to little mermaids sitting on what appears to be a rock.
I took our daughter in to paint a mug for Adrian just before Christmas. I have to admit it was pretty fun. She took her time picking out the colors that she felt he would like and painstakingly went to work creating her masterpiece. This project is not for the faint of heart, as we were there for close to two hours. She was indeed very proud.
Today, whenever Adrian is at home and desires a cup of coffee, without hesitation he reaches for his mug and she beams very proudly, “I made that for you Daddy.”