Sometimes it's important to get messy. Life is messy! Why not get messy in real life? At least let your kids do it! I ordered a box of 12 different Tempera paints last week. They arrived at our doorstep while Serafin had a friend over. I couldn't resist the temptation to open them up and let the girls get creative. I think next time I might hold off on this one till spring or summer, when I can take the girls outside and HOSE THEM DOWN! Although admittedly, bath time (all three of them) was very amusing. Anyway, what was meant to be a painting project (on paper) turned into body painting. Sigh, . . . apple doesn't fall far from the tree! And yes, they both got messy. Really messy. And yes, we all had fun. Parents and kids.
Here we go! At first I was like, "Ok, don't paint on anything else but your hands," which lasted about a minute. At some point I just gave in, . . .
(Gave in) And watched! Hoping that the paint would stay on the shower curtain I had laid out!
"Check me out!"
"Hmmm, I think I need a little color on my face."
Yes, there was a ring around the bathtub. Somehow, I don't know how, the mess was relatively contained, . . .
Until Serafin had to use the toilet. Oh well.
"Hey! That was fun! Let's do it again!"
Kids are seriously the best!