Levi has been asking to do a paint project all week but I am not going to lie it's not always easy for me to say yes to those requests. Don't get me wrong coloring is one thing but he loves art and especially painting and he really likes it when I come up with a specific project but with three kiddos it can be hard to find the time to truly indulge him.
Yesterday I promised him some good messy painting fun but time got away from me and I kept putting him off and then next thing I knew it was bedtime. Chris told me that he sweetly mentioned after prayers that he hoped tomorrow Mommy would paint with him.
And he had a really hard day at swim lessons (today was his second day ever). He sat on the edge with tears in his tender eyes but he didn't make a scene just had a brooding look on his face and he kept looking at me and talking super quiet - I couldn't hear him but he would get embarrassed if I asked him to repeat himself. He gets so nervous and shy and it's hard to be the little brother of such an outgoing boy like Simon especially when everyone assumes your the same age. I actually have to boldly say that they are not twins in his defense since he is still only three and a half but looks and talks more like he's five.
So when we got home I made a huge deal about doing an art project and it was just the ticket he loved every minute. We made rainbow hand print fish and talked about how he was going to practice being a fish at swimming lessons tomorrow then he told me he that he didn't get into the pool today because he doesn't know how to swim...ha it cracked me up!
I admit that I am always shocked at how much fun indulging him can be, he helped me make a kissing fish picture with thumb print hearts and I posted them on the fridge so that he can admire our handiwork.
A silly octopus too.
Seriously so easy - why don't I drop the dishes and the laundry basket and do this kind of thing with him everyday?
It really was sweet and although it was only about an hour total (including popscicle break :)) out of a crazy busy day it was a bright spot for me - a gift just waiting for me to partake.