Auntie Becca got Eli finger paints for his birthday, and we used them for the first time this morning. Yeah, I know, my kid spending the first 2 plus years of his life not being introduced to finger painting, is not grounds for mom of the year award. For 2 reasons… 1) finger painting is messy and getting messy is hard to do when temperatures are so cold. 2) Eli doesn’t like being messy in a texture kind of way – sand, snow, bubbles… not his thing when it sticks to his hands, or feet, or legs, or clothes, or shovels… sigh. Finger painting went better than I was expecting!
He eventually got into the spirit and used more than one finger, but was “all done” once the paint started drying on his hand. And He stacked the plates together to hurry along the clean-up process.
For the record, he was NOT okay with Mommy using his truck to paint. Next time, paint brushes.