Thursday, February 7, 2008
She's got the Blues
In trying to get my life organized, I was in the office one night while my children played in the playroom. I must admit, I wasn't paying much attention to what they were doing. My husband was out for the evening. Tia, my 6 year old, came into the office and said, "Uh-Oh." I turned to see she her hands covered in blue paint!! I replied, "Oh Wow. Let's see what happened." If I react in a big way, she will do it again tomorrow to see mommy go crazy again. So, I have learned to stay calm. NOT always easy. =-) She had climbed up on a toy, reached the poster paints and opened the blue one. I have to say I was a bit impressed as I didn't know she could twist the top off so easily. Anyhow, she had finger painted the cabinets, the shopping cart she used to stand on, and the table. It wouldn't have been too bad except she spilled a few good blobs on the carpet. It took me almost an hour to get it even close to out. I put her in the tub and started to clean up when I thought, " I really should take a picture of this." The funniest part is that Tyler, my 3 year old, never even saw it. He was reading a book in the corner of the room and never looked up. I know the mess would have had NO boundries, had he joined in. Isn't life fun!? Needless to say, the remaining poster paint went into a childproofed cabinet!