So maybe we ditched the blindfolds and instead we sat in the sun and let ourselves get covered in paint, but you know what, that's okay. And fyi, when I say 'we', I definitely mean 'them'. I did not get covered in paint. Actually, Eleanor painted a pretty great truck, but at the last minute decided it was an elephant. *Shrug*. It was cute, and so was Garland's brum brum, and we will get the paint off the walls eventually :-P
As far as messy play goes, we mostly stick to mud around here (it is abundant and immensely popular with 50% of the household), but painting is definitely in that category too. And while I haven't once caught up with my washing pile this winter, I have definitely made peace with the inevitability of its constant growth. Because, messy play is happy play.
So are you feeling inspired to give blindfolded painting a go (because it went so well for us *wink*) Maybe not, but hopefully you and your little ones will find a moment to indulge in some messy play, and let Persil sort out the stains later.
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