Some days, I feel inspired to really put my back into being a fun mom. So, one day last week after naps, we broke out the fingerpaints I bought in a moment of inspiration but have been too scared to actually use.
I gated off the kitchen, stripped Sam down, smocked him up, and fifteen minutes later we were ready to paint.
It was great fun. We used these fingerpaints that have a jelly like texture and were great to smear and layer.Five minutes later, we had painted 4 pictures and Sam was so over it. He was touching everything in sight, leaving a fingerpaint trail behind him.He started to throw a tantrum when I told him he had to sit by his picture until I could wipe his hands and began jumping up and down.
That's when I noticed he had paint on his feet, too.
Andie watched the chaos with silent amusement. "Really, Mom? You thought this would be a relaxing way to spend the afternoon? Really?"Thirty minutes later, the kitchen and kiddos were cleaned. Sam had a fabulous time spraying water on the floor and the paint wiped up very easily.
We hung our pictures on the cabinet to dry. Whenever Sam sees them, he says, "Sam paint, too?" which, I think, means he had a good time.
Still, I think I might get these paintings framed...because it'll be awhile before we fingerpaint again.