I’ve been trying to find ways to “play” with these boys now that they are awake more often between naps. I’ve got to fill up 2 hours or so with something other than laying on their play mat or bouncing in their jumpers. I’ve run out of ideas until I realized, I can still play with them like I would older kids, just a little more “revamped.”
I got out some finger paints, freezer bags, computer paper, and a paint brush. Items you can get at a dollar store or you may already have at home.
I just painted a few dots of finger paint all over the paper and closed up the bag. Now, people, we do know this isn’t a leave it with your kid to distract them kind of project, right? First thing my dudes did was put the bag in their mouths! So, unless you want a painted kid, floor, and furniture, I suggest you pay attention! Put down the martini, turn off Dr. Phil, and focus for a second! 🙂
Put this in front of them and help them paint! I used my fingernail, or used blocks to make squares on the page once we mushed all the colors together. They are still young for real deal painting but this was fun for roughly 5 minutes. We talked about colors so they are definitely ready for Kindergarten now.
OK, good parenting deed done for the day. Grab that martini and put back on Dr. Phil. Put your feet up! You earned it!