So out came the sun… again… YIPEE! and I decided it was time to take out the paint for fun in the garden. This is not a task I often take on with Carter awake but since we dropped the morning nap (YIKES) I decided the time had come to brave it.
Poster paper tacked along the fence, paint poured, sponge shapes cut out, children stripped down and we were off! Well that was until Master Carter decided to rip the paper off the fence! So back up it goes and we’re off! Until Carter decided to run off with 2 of the paint containers! So paint containers retrieved and we’re off! Yep this time we finally got painting!
Painting themselves mostly! although the occasional splodge landed on the paper, and the floor and the sofa… Shucks, was it really worth it! But somehow in the madness there were the occasional moments! Moments of joy and happiness and even 2 minutes of peace and quiet!
I’ve decided to try be more organised on our days at home and plan activities (even if it is only bubbles or playing in the paddling pool) somehow it seems to make the day just that little bit more peaceful and reduce the number of meltdowns!
So will we be painting again! Oh yes! Fingers crossed with practice it might be a little easier!