Dear Painted Mom,
My children see me "paint" my face every morning to keep from scaring the other kids at the bus stop, so maybe he is learning from a master? Seriously, though, as a mom, I know I am always looking for something that will keep the kids occupied when I need to cook or clean, etc. Painting is NOT one of those things that I would suggest be done without your help. At least not for the first 100 times anyway.
Painting with young children can be AMAZING and I have known many people who end up framing said artwork and showing it off in their foyer or hallway. But, it is something that takes a bit of a teacher's guide. "On the paper, please." "We don't paint on our hair." "Leave the FREAKING CAT ALONE!!! He doesn't want to be BLUE!!!!"
Sit down. Cover your area well with newspapers or garbage bags. Lay down some rules and have at it. The dishes can wait. He will only be little for a moment. Capture that precious personality FOREVER on paper, now! Enjoy!
Sincerly, Mrs. SanityWhether they are... personal political parenting crafting opinions discipline ANYTHING (appropriate) under the sun! Do me a favor and give me a little plug on your blog (or email your friends with this link) to spread the word. LEAVE ALL QUESTIONS ON THIS POST...let the collecting begin.