Isabella wouldn’t let me put the painting things away yesterday. Every time I tried, she’d start to fuss and insist that she was “still painting”. So I relented and cleared up after bedtime last night.
This morning even before she’d eaten a bite of breakfast, she noticed that the painting materials had been cleared away and the little table returned to the corner of the dining room. I was summoned from breakfast preparations by a plaintive cry of, “Bell need help!” She was trying to clear all the toys off the table and tug it into the kitchen. So much for out of sight out of mind!
So I changed her out of her pajamas and put on the painting smock, mixed up some paints, laid out a new sheet of paper. And after dipping her brushes a few times she promptly got distracted and went on to ask me to read a book to her while I nursed Sophia.
But I’m positive if I try to clear up the painting supplies again, I will get an earful. What’s a mom to do?