I stayed home with Little A today. Usually a day off with her is filled with adventures and lunch somewhere, but not today. She’s under the weather and has almost no energy. There were only two small bursts of liveliness out of her today. Most of her day she only wanted to be cuddled on me reading books, watching tv or me telling her impromptu stories about secret rooftop gardens.
This morning after a little smoothie I decided to do runway painting. A revised version to what I’d do in the summer because I didn’t want to go full messy inside. But this summer I want to do a big messy one with her this summer and frame it with both her feet. We switched her pj bottoms for a skirt and got set up.
So I set up a long strip of paper and taped it down so there’d be no slipping. Grabbed a bucket with some water, our tempra paint pods and two paint brushes.
We coated Little A’s soles of her feet then I lifted her up, planted her down on the runway and said – OK run!
She thought this was great! We did a few runs with her feet. I only got to help her paint her feet once, she wanted to “do it myself”. Ya go for it – this is your paint play not mine.
Then she decided to do a bear walk with her painted hands. So she loaded up her fingers and palm.
Of course being two years old, paint went on her legs and the back of her hand, across her cheek, each time we tried to figure out how to transfer it onto the paper. Sometimes it worked, other times she just moved onto the next body part.
The game didn’t last too long because she soon wanted to have a shower-bath to clean herself off. But it was entertaining and got her blood flowing without being outside (where it was trying very hard to snow).
We took one more little opportunity of an increase in her energy to go outside for some fresh air but after only two blocks she said she was too tired to go any further. We came home and I tucked her in on the couch where she fell asleep within the opening credits of her TV obsession “Little Einsteins”.
Poor thing, I hope she feels better soon.