Thursday, September 2, 2010

Live and Learn

Yes, you'd think I would "Live and Learn", but I haven't and I don't. Lately Jaxon has been into coloring (remember the bathtub?). He started with crayons and then discovered the markers. I left him at the kitchen table coloring peacefully and quietly last week, while I cooked dinner. After a few minutes I looked up and see this....

Fast forward to this Monday. We went to Hobby Lobby, bought a canvas & paint brushes (this idea came from Jaymee! Thanks Jaymee) and he painted. Really well. I laid down the ground rules before hand and he followed them to a tee. Only paint on the canvas, Do not paint on the table, do not paint on yourself. Only paint on THE CANVAS. I didn't even care if he mixed colors! Which is a HUGE pet peeve of mine in kindergarten.Very focused

Notice his tongue. This is EXACTLY what Brian does when he is concentrating!

So today he asked to paint again. Why not? It went so well on Monday. I should have known! I always should know better, but I just don't listen to that inner voice. Maybe my inner voice should start yelling. We went over the rules again... Only paint on the paper, DO NOT paint on the table, DO NOT paint on youself. Only paint on THE PAPER! Those rules were for not.


Watch the kid in action. My favorite part is who he thinks is going to clean him up.

This from a kid who hates to be dirty! The only thing that makes me feel better about his newly found artistic abilities is that he is developing his fine motor skills and his sensory issues are getting better.


Adam and Samantha said...

oh my gosh, that is hilarious! He's just being creative. I have to say, you are very brave. I bearly let Ethan use crayons, I know I'm totally a bad mom. Maybe I'll just have to give this paint washable??

Anabelle said...

YES it's washable! Came off SOOO easy! Try it. I think I'm going to invest in some of that cheap party plastic papercloth though.