Friday, June 10, 2011


Youngest daughter:  "Mom, can I paint something?"  
 Me:  "Paint something?  Like what?"
YD:  "Ummm, how 'bout one of those things.  You know, those little houses."
Me:  (long pause, thinking hard....)  "Oh, the little bird houses?"
YD:  "Yes!  Can I?"

To be honest, I almost said no.  Well, because it was being saved.  Saved for that PERFECT craft.  Saved for that special gift.  "That" occasion.  You know, saved.

And, I would have to drag out the paints, cups, water, brushes, blah blah blah.  Sigh.

Wait!  My baby girl wants to craft.  To create!  Its washable paint and the birdhouse was a dollar for Pete's sake!  It will give her something to do, keep her busy for a while, hone her painting skills, and improve her dexterity!

Me:  "Sure, let me get the things you need.  How about in the kitchen?"

It sits in my office and doesn't match a thing, but it is PERFECT.  That worked out nicely, didn't it?


P.S.  Before I could even get back to what I had previously been doing, she was done!  Maybe I should have given her glitter... Pin It


  1. So glad you let her paint the birdhouse. Isn't it crazy how we save stuff for that perfect project or just right time. I wish my kids would ask to craft something but they are boys and don't seem to have that inclination ... unless it involves making something that they can eat when they are finished. Have a great day! Best wishes, Tammy

  2. You coloured very good colours in birdhouse. I want to see the finished work of it. I hope bird will like to live.

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