My mother the artist, she brings out the colorful, artsy side of my children. When they visit with her I make sure to pack extra clothes. One time my mother encouraged them to color of the walls in a place that she was staying to make the walls more fun. Needless to say it took me a long time to break my oldest of writing on the walls and I still find little doodles every now and then.
Every time the kids draw on something they aren’t supposed to I send my mom a picture and tell her that it’s all her fault. She gets a good giggle out of it. Like the time my oldest drew balloons with her name in them on the back of her bedroom door with a Sharpie, or the time she took the pumpkin carving kit and carved a picture into the drywall. But who’s keeping count!? o_O
The other day my youngest decided that she was going to color on our dinning room chairs.
Our newest artist has emerged. Should I frame it? #LittlePicasso #parenting #motherhood
I didn’t panic because the chairs are just $10 covers from IKEA. I bought them because they are washable, but I still had to send the picture to my mom to show her that the next generation artist has emerged. Her text message back was priceless and I couldn’t stop laughing.
Me- This is your fault, I’m sure of it.
My mother- Haha. I think I’ll buy white, said no mother ever.
Me – Touché
She got me there.