Oh...and this lady sings. She has lots of preschool songs up her sleeve. She's singing here. And here. Oh and this one is my favorite. (Please, you must go hear her singing...I'll wait right here.)
As much as I adore those songs, she hasn't inspired me to make a video of myself singing children's tunes just yet.
However, Laura and I discussed our lack of crafting with our kids. Laura's son is almost 15 months old and she doesn't, gasp, paint with him at home.
I confessed that I haven't done many crafts here at home either. Not because I can't. It's mostly because I don't think about doing them much. The kids do crafts at church and Bible study.
And time. I just don't make time for it.
We consoled each other about being slacker moms. And then...
I said something like, "Hey, you go buy some paint. I'll go buy some paint. We'll strip the kids, and by golly, we'll let'em paint! We'll take pictures and do blog posts about it. Deal??"
Laura sent me a 'virtual handshake'...it's a deal!
We decided that a plastic tablecloth from the Dollar Tree would make a fabulous drop cloth.
And so...I bought paint. And everyday after I bought said paint, my darling daughter said 'Can I paint? When can I paint? Mom, can we paint today?'
I'm a chicken we only had two paintbrushes, I told the kids to each choose a color...we were only going to use these two colors.
I taped the tablecloth to the floor and set the paper out for the kids. I couldn't seem to get the paint down fast enough. They were very excited!
Oh, and I didn't worry about taking their clothes off. The paint I bought is washable!
Evan started on his creation.
And Ella started her masterpiece.
This was the only 'oops' made. Evan dropped the brush on his foot.
Ella painted her name and moved on to shapes.
I painted their hands and stamped them on the paper...they've done that at church...painting your hand really tickles so they got a kick out of that.
Evan had a little help with his triangle...
They had a great time and when daddy got home, they were thrilled to show him their work.
It wasn't terrible, folks.
We may even do it again.
Two colors at a time.
Because I'm a chicken.
And now I'm waiting to see pictures from Laura letting her little one paint.
(cue Jeopardy theme song)