I’m very sorry for my long absence!
Five year-old Alex had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy last week and the recovery has been really hard on him. We’ve also been out of town to celebrate my birthday and to meet with doctors at the Mayo for my husband to get a long-overdue new hip. Also, a friend (and magical mama to six kids) died suddenly (click here if you would like to help the family), and I just didn’t feel up to writing for a long time.
But times like these mean we need more magic for our kids (and us), so I’m back on my feet to do my best.
This morning, I got out the shaving cream and food coloring for Alex to have a bit of messy fun.
I sprayed his name in shaving cream and then had him smooth it out, then dropped about 3 drops of each color (red, blue, green, red) on various parts.
He used his finger to swirl the colors, then used chopsticks and spoons, making colorful mountains and experimenting with lots of color mixing.
It was a huge hit! His brother joined in the fun for a while too, and then helped clean it all up.
I hear it’s good for wood tables, too. I have no proof, but our 50 year-old wood table can pretty much handle anything at this point. :)
This craft works marvelously well in the bath, too, of course!
Hug your kiddos, count your blessings, and make the most of every second that you get with these amazing little people (and the amazing big ones, too).