Painting Pumpkins

I get Thursdays off, so I try and make it a special time that I get to spend with my boys.  And since it’s too cold to do much outside lately, we have to start getting creative inside.  I grabbed a couple of pumpkins, some kid-friendly paint, stripped the boys down, and let them go for it!

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Andrew picked purple and green, and Eli picked blue and pink.

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It started off civil enough…

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Yes, Andrew has a tat.  We start ’em young around here.

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…until they realized that it was funner to paint themselves rather than the pumpkins!  

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Then they started standing up and going for the neck – time to abort attempted project, STAT!

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All of this craziness happened within a matter of 4 minutes flat.  Sorry the pictures were blurry.  It’s hard trying to snap a shot while keeping the kids seated on the paper, a dog out of the paint, and hands clean enough to handle a camera all while trying to keep them from choking each other.  I hope that this is a comfort to all other moms of toddlers out there that Pinterest projects for kids which promise to keep them “busy for hours” is a lie.  Flat out lie.  It’s a scam, my friends.  My rowdy little boys will find a way to destroy anything you give them in under 5 minutes.  It’s a proven-again-and-again fact.  

I don’t know why I get my hopes up thinking that I might actually get to do a project with them that won’t require a bath immediately following.  But you know what?  I don’t have Pinterest-perfect kids.  My kids make messes – and I mean some pretty huge messes.  But it’s okay.  I had a blast with them.  They were laughing and squealing for those 4 minutes (well, all up until Eli got the death grip on Andrew), and all the mess was worth it!  

I love those munchkins, and they ended up with some pretty cute pumpkins:

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I’m one proud momma!

 

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About truthsofablessedlife

Welcome to my blog! I am first and foremost a loved daughter of the Most High. I am a blessed wife to an awesome man who loves the Jesus above all else. I am also a Momma of 3 wild kiddos, who give each day a blessing in a whole new way. And when I have time I also work as a Nurse Practitioner on a casual basis. Our family has a special passion for family time, adoption, food, and thrifty DIY/home improvement projects and would love to share some of it with you! In fact, I love creating so much I have started my own little Etsy business!
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