A few afternoons ago, my sons were all gone at the exact same time. The preschoolers were both napping and the 18-month old was twirling in the patio door drapes. If I could have rolled in the silence, I would have. It was that great.
From my kitchen window, I spotted a strange plant growing in the distance.
I went outside in my slippers for a closer investigation and found Canterbury Bells growing. I didn’t plant it, nor was it growing there last year. I love this surprise plant. I wish my entire garden would just plant itself without warning or effort.
And now, my tip for the day. Do you have a toddler or preschooler who likes to paint? And you aren’t so excited about providing messy paints on a particularly busy day?
Give your little one a bowl of water, a brush and a piece of construction paper. The water darkens the paper and you can totally provide the experience without having any clean-up.
This disjointed post brought to you courtesy of Having Too Much To Do.
(Although, I should note that I took my anxiety from last night–which included a few tears, even–and channeled it into action. I cleaned off my desk, organized the VBS materials, made a few phone calls. I’m feeling marginally better. Thanks for all your supportive comments and prayers. I really appreciate that.)