Monday, July 06, 2009

sick day with pay

So what do you do when your 8 months pregnant, need a break, DH isn't coming home any time soon and have two very sick whiney kids (too sick to run around at the park to let off steam)?! Not sure what most do but this is what I did ...

Rolled out some butcher paper, gave the kids brushes and paints and enjoyed watching them create (I typically am very actively involved with them during these types of activities so just observing was quite different). The result: they LOVED it!!! And one of the best outcomes, DS asked if he could clean the paint cups and brushes afterwards ... and had just as much fun doing that as he did painting. How did they know Mommy needed a break?! :-)

Luckily we did this in the late afternoon so it was straight to bathtime after this.


KR said...

Sorry to hear that the kiddos were sick but glad you made lemonade out of the lemons that God gave you with the paint idea!

KGplus3 said...

So fun! Can't wait to do that with you guys. Btw, you have to change your profile pic that you now drive a mini-van!! ;-)