During the hot summers when we lived in Italy we used to love to go outside in the shade and paint and play.
This particular day we were playing on the rug when the BG asked if he could paint. No problem. I went into get the things bits at a time. ( easel, paper, paint, water, paintbrushes coverall etc). I should have taken things out in a better order for a curious toddler. So after the paint pot of blue arrived with paintbrush; the phone rang. He had his back to the house. I could see him on my portable. He was safe. Safe and savvy enough to grab the blue paint and use his own canvas.
He loved it. I let him paint for a little bit but he was getting it on the rug. I can imagine it felt cool and funny. An unexpected sensory experience of the brush, paint and temperature.
Thank goodness for tile floors.
Then I had to grab my camera before he hopped in the shower. 🙂
The paint came off really easily.
Getting in the shower was the difficulty.
It’s fun when they do things like this and we can adapt. I did take a deep breath and sigh when I originally saw him painting himself but then let it go. What is childhood if not for moments and photographs like this?
…maybe he was in training to become a little blue man?
See video below
Other painting ideas if you fancy some painting today!
Painting with Toddlers
Playing with keys
What’s been painted recently at your place?
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Tishia Lee says
Aww so cute. Yep maybe you do have a future blue man in training 😉
Quiet Mom says
Too funny – when I saw the pic yesterday I immediately thought of Blue Man Group. Great story and smart little guy! 🙂
what a story and i bet he had fun while he was doing it I find that they normally do
That is so typical isn’t it! But a great story! Kids are just so curious!
Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says
What a funny story! Probably saving the paint for last when bringing out the supplies was the best way to do things but then you wouldn’t have fun memories and photos like this.