Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why I Win at Being a Parent Today

I am in the middle of writing this post about all the crazy-stressful stuff that has been going on with Marie. It all started with the conversation with the asshole ENT. But you know, it’s just going to take a little bit to sort through all those feelings of frustration, confusion, and anxiety. I much rather talk about how I win at being a parent today.

Before Thomas came along, Marie and I used to do all sorts of fun projects. Now Thomas is getting close to that age, but just isn’t quite there yet. So I racked my brain thinking of something they can do together besides color. Projects with glue? No, not unless I want to clean the glue out of his hair. Markers? Definitely not. Finger paints? No he’ll eat those. Wait he’ll eat those. But wonder if I made my own with pudding, he could eat those and it would be good. In fact, it would be delicious. And he would get some calcium, too. SCORE!

So that’s what we did. Finger paints with pudding. When you look at these pictures, keep in mind, whenever I try to give Thomas some yogurt or ice cream, he acts like I am trying to poison him. Just when I thought he would hate all things creamy and delicious. . .

I’ll tell you what, I needed a day like this because I felt like I failed at being a parent on Saturday (I’d rather not get into it, but let’s just say that Marie missed her yoga class because of an unforeseen traffic situation. And I ran out of the bread she likes for her toast. And she had to drink Thomas’s whole milk because I forgot to get her milk). Enjoy the pictures while I enjoy the sweet scent of vanilla and white chocolate art work. (Which I may just send into DreamSakes since I just got my kit today. Yea)!


Pudding paint - she looks quite serious.


She thought pudding paints were awesome - fun craft AND dessert in one!

Thomas was more into using the spoon and eating it.

Yep, still not having the finger paint part. But at least I know he'll eat pudding. 
And yes, that's a new dishwasher box in the background, a post for another time. 

Maries's artwork
My pudding paint picture. . . I mean Thomas's masterpiece.

10 comments:

La Mere Joie said...

Adorable! And what a great idea! I think pudding paint is in our future!

Fiorella said...

Good job! Way to think outside the box! And adorable cherubs as well -

lessonsinlifeandlight said...

You win the Genius Mom of the Day Award!!!

Moonspun said...

Awesome! My daughter used to love to eat frozen blueberries when she was 2 and 3 and after she was gone, we always threw a piece of paper in front of her for finger painting. Pretty purple!

New York Mama said...

Happy, artistic, productive, well fed kids!!! Amazing Mom of the day!!!

Mom et al said...

Very awesome! I will have to try that if I can stop looking at it and thinking, "EEEK! Sticky!!!"

I have issues.

Ali said...

xoxo
great job mom. but you're still an awesome mom on days you forget the toast.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I did that with Emily when she was young. It is a ton of fun and thankfully, edible!

RealMommyChron said...

Such a fabulous idea! Seems to me you are an excellent mom...and also a typical one who beats herself up often. Why do we do that?!?

Mommy on the Spot said...

Thanks, everyone! We had a blast! And the paintings smelled delish'!