I was brave this past weekend and let both the kids paint at the kitchen table. It was Eddie's first time painting and he really seemed to like it - especially the painting on his face, the table, the chair, etc...
We taped down his paper and his paint palette so we could try and avoid more mess, but he was really good about figuring out how to make the messes on his own! Even with throwing a white t-shirt over him, he still got paint on his clothing, but since it was washable paint, I didn't worry too much. After all, what fun is painting if you don't get a little of it on yourself!
Their paintings turned out great and I can't wait to get them matted and put on our walls.
Elizabeth is just like me - notice how she is standing on her chair, not sitting? I was the exact same way in elementary school - eventually the teachers just put my in the back row and let me stand through class. I fear in today's society, she will be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD and they will try to put her on medication. When in all reality, she is a little girl who has been cooped up and forced to stay inside all day and she just needs to move her body!