My Little Mess Maker

My Little Mess Maker

Remember my table and chairs that I decided to chalk paint a while back?  Well, it’s not done yet.  I needed to do the finishing coats, paint and distressing was finished in a “I’m done!” kind of way.  I made a discovery the other day that my youngest little boy decided to add a bit of creative touch.  He got a hold of a dry erase marker that we use for our chore list (that sometimes gets used to cross off finished jobs)  and drew on the back of each chair.  Not just one or two but all of them.  My reaction “I give up!”  I can’t help but ask myself “why?”  Why would he do this?  I’ve told him before not to write on anything but paper.  He has a history of drawing on walls.  I guess it’s because he’s two years old, forgetful, defiant and impulsive.  He’s impulsive like his mother when she saw a picture on Pinterest and decided to start painting the next day!  (I just happened to have the supplies on hand)  Not realizing this kind of project would take 3 months plus to accomplish for a pregnant, busy mother of 5.  In my defense, I would have the final sealing coats on but I wasn’t sure how toxic the varathane was for the baby.  I remember being concerned of the fumes coming off the modeling clay I had used to make necklaces with the girls a few months back.  Did the two year old learn a lesson?  Not at all.  You need to catch them in the act for that.  Did mother?  Maybe.  Stick to projects that are necessary and/or quick (at least for now).

Baby is coming soon.  We are all feeling excited!  I’ve done the fun jobs getting his clothes washed and folded, packed my bag for the hospital, and bought the newborn diapers.  Now just to take apart and wash the car seat, and put together the crib.  I was hoping my hubby could help with the crib.  He’s so busy right now!  I’m not going to worry though, it will get done.  It just needs assembly.  Not painting!

                                                  

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