I was in charge of putting together the Primary Birthday presents.
Which means I was in charge of painting 25 boards, gluing on 25 pieces of metal, and attaching 25 vinyl lettering phrases.
I put Parker down for a nap yesterday morning and told myself to "Just get it done!" So I pulled out my paint and brushes. As soon as Taylor saw what I was doing she was SO EXCITED to paint. I hadn't even moved the boards over to the table when she was doing it for me (all weekend long I kept telling her we needed to paint the boards that were piled on the floor).
She was so excited I couldn't really tell her no, so I gave her a brush and let her help. She actually did a pretty good job! At first she would work on one board and I would take it before the paint would dry too much to 'smooth' it out, but she got bored with that, especially after watching me go through multiple boards.
have a wet rag handy to wipe off her hands periodically!)
She would get a board, I would squirt some paint on top, she would smooth it out then pass it off to me to do the sides and fix the top. Repeat. It made the process go by pretty fast!
It is nice having her 'old' enough to understand and be able to help me with a project.
She was a little mad last night when I wouldn't let her put the glue on the metal or place the vinyl and 'touch up' the paint this afternoon. But none the less she had fun helping me paint.
I think I have created a little crafter. That's okay, give her a few years and she can help me make bows! :)