Sometimes…

…all they want to do is paint.

Even though it’s 8pm on a weekday, and though they just painted 2 nights ago, we take out sheets and paper, and do just that, again.

It’s messy. The acrylic gets on walls, the table, under their fingernails. But it’s fun precisely because.

I try to hold myself back from going ‘Ahhhhhhhhh! Don’t touch that with those hands!!” (but fail). I clean the walls, the table, scrub out their hands (and elbows, face, the thumb-that-will-be-sucked, and armpit – don’t ask).

I tell myself, just sear this image of glee in your mind.

It does make up. For the now. For ever.

  2 comments for “Sometimes…

  1. April 25, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Gosh, you good mummy! The kidzes love painting too! Especially Shawna! But I’m still like “er… on Saturday morning then we paint, can?” hahaha

  2. April 25, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I DID try that! also “but we just painted two nights ago, right?”.

    Answer: but i wannnnnnnnnnt… *with puppy dog eyes*

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwright.

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