Sunday, March 16, 2008
Lessons learned from my three year old this morning:
Sponge painting is fun - once you stop trying to do it "the right way."
You can paint with a bean.
You can paint with a stress ball shaped like a brain.
You can paint with a plastic shovel. (It actually comes out pretty cool. I never would have thought of it myself, but it was a great idea.)
You can have a lot of fun playing with the paint if you aren't stressing out about wanting to put a bean, a stress ball and a plastic shovel in the paint.
Cleaning the sponges in the sink is even more fun than painting with them.
Playing in the sink is fun.
Anything left near the sink, including a dish towel, is a toy and will go in the sink.
If you do not notice that Michelle's purse is on the back of the chair used to play in the sink, it gets very wet.
If you leave your glass of milk on the coffee table, Michelle's cat, Sadie, will drink it.
Playing in the sink makes a big mess. But, the kitchen is messy anyway, and it keeps you busy and happy for a very long time.
You don't care that the kitchen is messy. You are too busy having fun with the bubbles in the sink.
And as Paige said while watching me fill up the sink, "And there you have it."