Watercoloring With a Toddler

Thursday, June 30, 2011
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

I need to be honest with you, T and I did not read much yesterday. We were super busy! We did however sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Humpty Dumpty" a few dozen times. He informed me that he does not like "Humpty Dumpty" and wanted "Ring "Round Rosie" instead. He loves to sing and dance and I know this is building his language development. That makes me happy in my heart!

T has been asking to paint for a few days. His old paint tray is disgusting in a beautifully artistic way, so I had to put it in a special place (ala garbage can.) His past masterpieces have made us quite proud and Daddy and I feel certain he will be a famous artist one day. He might be dirt poor, but we will be so proud! This is his first piece, completed at the ripe age of 2 years and a month or so old. He calls it "butterfly." I call it....priceless! (Yes, I framed it.) 
Be sure to have your children name their artwork. It gives them ownership, and asks them to think/process what a good name might be!
After a special trip to buy paint, the fun began! The kitchen floor became our art studio.

I was wishing my first graders were there to help me! The paint cup spilled 163 times, paint was everywhere, and I stopped him JUST before he painted the walls. I did not stop him in time for this though....
He also painted my face and my shirt and my hair. Oh well! It is just water...at least that is what I kept telling myself! He said, "Mommy dis is beautiful on you." And with that, I told him he could paint Mommy, himself, the floor, the paper, whatever he wanted. This kid knows what he's doing! 


  1. Sounds like T might just be a ladies man. He seems to know how to say just the right thing. Watch out, mommy! You know how popular Picasso was.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I know you love the arts! I hope all is well with you! I worked with Betsy a few days this summer! I love that we both love SS!


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