"I think I know what we are going to do today Mom"
I am a mother of two rambunctious boys ages 9 and 2. I also have a chronic autoimmune disease which has changed my life around. I cannot do the things I used to. I do not want my kids to feel like they miss out on things. We have been using Pinterest frequently. It is a treasure chest of inspiration. We pin and pin and pin! Then they sit there....on the bulletin board. These great creative ideas that scream at me and make me desire to be more creative! I think I can do that! I cannot do a lot of things but I can do some things! I just have to change some! I am not working currently due to the disease. This summer I want to make fun! I want it to be one they remember! So...our goal is to take one of the creative ideas we have pinned a day and complete it. A pin a day. This can be a little one, a big one, just something to break up the summer days and do things that we normally would not! We can do it! These ideas are from the creative minds on pinterest and we hope you enjoy them! 86 days of Summer!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Water painting for toddlers!

Ever painted with a 2 year old? Highly stressful. We were painting rocks today thinking of making monster rocks or angry bird rocks when my 2 year old got mad and through his brush full of black paint. We had a towel down but I was still letting him know we don't throw and that now he has to watch us. He then decided to throw the paints, which we all connected of course. Ugh.
Now both boys are crying and unhappy. I am feeling overwhelmed and frazzled when I remembered a pinterest toddler activity of painting with water. I skipped over it before because I never thought he would enjoy it but I figured it would be worth a try.
I gave callen the dog bowl full of ware and a sponge brush. He painted the deck and was extremely pleased with himself. This made it able for me to pick up, get Carter a different set o paints and get him started. Callen enjoyed it for an hour! Wow! He even went back to it on his own this evening! Another great idea! So, don't doubt the activities you find from at home moms, home schooled moms etc...they know what works!!! :) it saved me, my boys and my sanity!

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