And then you put that sarcasm aside and thank them because the messiest toys are often the most fun for kids.
Equis' Titi Naima gave him Crayola washable finger paints along with acid-free paper as one of his 2nd birthday presents on Sunday, and in spite of their messy properties, I was actually super excited to try them out with the kids. Equis and my partner's son had a blast fingerpainting today.
For kids who make a mess out of anything and everything--Lays barbecue chips, the toy chest, the bed--they did a pretty good job of not making a gigantic mess with the paints. I can't lie--there are drops of paint on the floor and Cars table, but it's nowhere near as terrible as I thought it might be.
I had fun too watching Equis dip his fingers and J splash his entire hands into the bowls and spread the paint onto the paper.
I thought these pieces of artwork were perfect for decorating the children's section of our studio. With these masterpieces taped to the light blue walls along with the marker art my son created the past couple of weeks, my apartment's starting to look like a regular children's museum!
What messy activities do you like to do with the kids in your life?