Thursday, May 10, 2012

Don't Confuse "Cool Mom" with "Crazy Mom..."

It's no secret that we were desperate for a new "inside" activity. There are only so many times we could read books, play kitchen, throw 379 plastic balls out of the ball pit and watch Mommy clean them up, chalk on the chalkboard and nearby closet doors.


The last time I was desperate for a new "inside" activity, Pinterest and a few hundred other Mommy Bloggers suggested I pour a little washable paint into plastic baggies and tape them to my sliding glass door. The novelty of that activity lasted less than the break between Curious George episodes (you know the one I'm talking about- where the "real kids" come on and C loses all interest in whatever they're trying to teach him). 


But thanks to that activity, I did have these paints stockpiled on hand for another rainy day, begging to be used. 


And that's when I truly lost my mind and decided to let C paint the bathtub. Mind you, I didn't say "paint in the bathtub," I said "paint the bathtub." And that's exactly what he did. 




Thankfully the mess was relatively confined to a very washable space and all was going swimmingly until C decided he was sick and tired of painting the walls and the tub and wanted to move onto bigger and better things like his mother and the toilet. 


Hosing him down was easy-peasy but hosing down the walls and the tub and the grout was no easy feat. 




 But was it worth it? Absolutely. He had a blast. 






Will we be doing it again soon? No thank you. I think this activity is quickly being added to the "Things I Like To Do With Daddy" list. 




Don't confuse "cool mom" with "crazy mom," dear Loyals. This was definitely one of my "where the hell did I leave my sanity" moments! ;)



But it certainly did make for some excellent pictures, deep toddler belly laughs and a darn good mess. 



29 comments :

  1. I was hoping you'd blog about this! I saw the pictures on IG. I *may* attempt this fun(?) activity with my toddler....

    Did the paint come off of the grout?

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  2. This is just precious! How fun it is to be a toddler and can paint on the bathroom walls :D

    He's such a cutie !

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  3. That mess is intense, but I'm still going with my tweet from yesterday that it looks so fun!! I love the pics; the handprint one is adorable.

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  4. Looks like he had a lot of fun. I've had this on my list to do with M for awhile.. maybe I'll wait for a day when B is home with him! :)

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  5. THe handprint on the side of the tub is my favorite! And those eyes!

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  6. i just love those big blue eyes!!!

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  7. Oh my. That is messy. haha :) Carter would love this, too but I'm not sure my patience level is up to it quite yet! Fun activity though!!

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  8. Next time try it with colored shaving cream. The
    actual cream kind, not the gel kind. The mess is so much easier to clean. Especially in the tile trout.

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  9. I have GOT to know- how was the clean-up? Did the paint come out of the grout?

    I think you're a pretty cool mom to let your kid do this!

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  10. These are the cutest pictures-ever!

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  11. Good for you, AP! Looks like he had great fun and the pics are wonderful. You're a better mom than me - that mess makes me shudder and Braden will never get to be the shower artist that Carter is! ;)

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  12. i might have to resolve to this at some point. you are so right about that "plastic bag paint" idea i tried it and he was entertained for 2 seconds then walked away, not sure boys are into those things. now i have all this paint..

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  13. Fun! Sometimes the mess is worth the fun and good pictures!

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  14. my son LOVES to paint with shaving cream. I just grab a muffin tin and mix a few colors of shaving cream/1 ( and only 1 ) drop off food colouring, and give him a basting brush from my kitchen drawer, and he goes at it. When he's done, we just rinse everything ( him included ) with the shower! Great fun, easy clean up! :)

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  15. wow what a mess, but looks like he had a great time. his eyes are beautiful!

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  16. hahahah that looks like fun....but I'm not sure the clean up is worth it ;)

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  17. omg I let Colton do this with shaving cream mixed with food coloring and what a mess. But for like the next 5 days that is ALL Colton wanted to do in the bathtub. And I agree cleaning the tub, grout, and tile was a pain in the butt! Love the pictures!

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  18. This is freaking awesome!!!!!! And you know what? I just went to hobby lobby today and bought washable finger paints and the same sponge brush. I'll tell my husband to do this with Charlotte on Saturday while I have a nice, clean mom day HA! Question--did it take forever to clean off? We have the "washable" bath crayons, and I have to scrub them off the bath each night.

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  19. Would it be wrong, that I as an adult would like to try this.

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  20. Those blue eyes are so pretty!

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  21. I'm crazy enough to let my twins attempt this when they get a bit older. Thanks for the idea.

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  22. I have to say, you are brave! I would be totally scared of clean up...especially the grout!

    He does look like he's having fun though.

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  23. Perfect photos! We only paint in the bathtub that has no grout ;-) I've done the shaving cream & food coloring paint and it's lots of fun.

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  24. I love this!!! Great idea! Definitely going to have to try it!

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  25. He is so dang cute! I love it that they have so much fun doing this. I let Giada do the same thing but with bath paint. That's always a mess too. But what was worse is the fact that the first time she did it, she kept on putting her hands in her mouth and then screaming, bubbles coming out of her mouth and all.

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  26. You're a better mom than me! I would never dare attempt such a mess especially while prego? I hope you made the hubby clean up. At least kiddo had fun.

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  27. at LEAST you got good photos out of it. But the mess alone has me breaking out in hives ;P

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