V’s preschool had a gala including a silent auction (collecting funds to help lower income families with tuition). Each class made something to auction off. V’s class, the Rainbows, made a vase. It’s actually pretty big! I don’t know whether the teachers assembled it after the kids painted two of the panels or if it was already made and the kids painted each side. Whatever. Another mom and I really really wanted that vase and it was shaping up to be a bidding war. In the end, the other mom offered us a deal and I took it. We went in together and put in the highest amount on the bidding sheet. Now, we have shared custody of the vase. We put in a bit more money so we got the vase first. I had some fun taking pictures of it. Before I get into those, here’s the vase.
Isn’t it pretty? It looks like the kind of thing you could buy in a store. Until you get closer…
Colors running into one another, some unexpected texture… For the record, I think the imperfections are charming.
I waited for a patch of sunlight to show up and I put the vase right in it.
You know the best part of this shared custody deal? Guaranteed contact with another family that I already like a lot!