Have you ever had one of those days where time gets away and you are still in your pajamas at dinner time, and the hair on your head is everywhere? I did yesterday.
I felt like my head was going to fall off it hurt so bad from a migraine. There goes my day I thought to myself. I had planning to do for home school and no preparations were made.
Around 10:30 my headache went away and I got up to face my day. I made coffee and quickly I planned a few things to do for school.
The academic part of the day went well, but my kids were at my heels to bring out the art. I was so tired from not feeling well and I just couldn’t bring myself to it.
When it was 3:00 I finally decided to take a shower and get dressed for the rest of the day.
Just as I was drying myself off my daughter came running into the bathroom yelling at me that there was an emergency. When I pulled my shower curtain back I couldn’t believe what I saw.
Kaylee was standing on a stool with hands under running water and orange paint was everywhere. She had orange paint on her pink princess dress. There was a trail of orange going up and down the hall. The kitchen floor was orange.
Kaylee had started a finger painting project on a sheet of typing paper. She wanted to do more with the other colors she had collected while I was in the shower.
“Yes Kaylee you can do more, but first we need to clean up the paint that is all over the floor.”
It was bad timing because it was date night for me and my husband. I had to be ready within the next hour and a half. As I was calming myself down internally my dog went pee all over the kitchen floor. Two messes, no makeup, no dinner on table for kids and still in my pajamas.
Why on earth would I say yes? Because I love art and I wished that I would of thought about finger painting earlier in the day for my artist.
Kaylee smiled and giggled as she moved her arms through the paint. She was dressed pretty in her pink princess dress and her whole upper body was full of paint. I gave her a bath for the second time in one day.
My little artist exploded in creativity and after a long day in my Pajamas I felt like one thing that really mattered was accomplished and that would be my daughter danced in joy. My artist made my day as she fell in love with paint. I was delighted to see her so excited. For me that is what I live for as a mom. I live to see my children move freely in their passions.
I was ready in time for my date and we went to paint at a ceramic place. There I found my love for paint and I had a blast. I couldn’t help but smile throughout my evening when I thought about my Kaylee being her carefree self.
Why not say yes to finger paint?