Sometimes when I have quite a bit of work to do (housework or quilting/pattern writing) I try and find activities for my girls to do that will hopefully hold their attention for 1/2 hour or if I'm super lucky an hour or more. So the other day was one of those days I had pattern editing to do so set up the painting easel outside and foolishly thought to myself "that gives me 1/2 hour at least as we haven't had the paint out for a little while". Well was I wrong? Heck yes! just after setting up the computer and opening the document I hear a rustling at the back door - it sounded like the littlest one so I go and check it out to find paint smeared across the back door, floor, laundry walls, deck and the of course all over her!
It was a mess (but her cheeky smile was so cute don't you agree?) so I did what all mothers do, took her outside again, took some photos, cleaned up the mess on her and everywhere else had a play with the girls - moved the easel to the grass and thought "That should give me a little time".
Went to the computer, opened the document start checking the first measurement to hear the littlest one getting upset. So I get up to see what was happening and find them painting the slide and swings, and Chloe had also painted her sister all over including the bottom of her nappy - Nice.
No worries I get the hose out and clean off the girls (and everything else) again play with them a bit and go inside to 'work' again and yes you guessed it left them to it for one last time (I know stupid right) same thing happened I finally packed up the paint.
Although I got very little work done that day I did spend a lovely day outside cleaning up the girls, playing with paint and water and creating memories of fun times together. It was so worth it!
|(Paint mixed with sunscreen - looks good don't you think?!)|