As I wrote this, a thought suddenly dawns on me. There really is a difference between the things you do when you only have one child compared to two or more. I remember I used to do more messy painting with little milkie but with little milo, I think he only tried it once. Perhaps its also due to the age. Though I am still not THAT old, I do feel a difference in the energy level between now and 3 years back.
Since the mom is sick (and still is), she shall continue to keep a distance and sit somewhere nearby to take some pictures while the kids play with the paint! ^^
And I am soooo glad that we did! Can you see the expression on little milo’s face when he first touched the paint and print it on the paper? He was totally ecstatic! Laughing happily as he does finger printing on the paper, his shirt and legs!
And then showing it to us when he’s got different colours on his fingers!
And little milkie only seems interested in mixing the colours and painting herself purple today. Her grandmother had to stop her from painting her whole arm!
They could have went on and on had the grandmother not came out to prevent more ‘damage’ done (paintings on the clothings, hands, arms, face and legs).
Nonetheless they had lots of fun with this. It’s easy to prepare, just a little tiresome to clean up.
Once in a while, let your children have a chance to play messily and explore the paints and textures. There’s actually a lot of benefits to it!
Well, it’s the school holidays now, time to take a break and have some fun!