“Can I paint Mum?”
I almost said an automatic ‘no’ when he asked, but something made me stop and think first.
It was already 2pm, and Noey was running around getting in to everything, and I had a blog post to write, and it was ballet night, and…
So many reasons to say not now, to say ‘maybe tomorrow’… except I knew it wouldn’t happen tomorrow, and probably not the day after either. Then in the back of my mind I remembered I’d saved some empty deodorant roll-ons a long time ago.
“Hang on a sec… if I can find the things I’m thinking of them you can do really awesome special kind of painting!”
I was sure I had hidden away three empty roll-ons but time pressure kept me from digging any deeper in to the boxes of ‘craft stuff’ so we went with two. We chose paint colours, and then using a butter knife I carefully popped the ‘ball’ out of both containers.
I gave them a quick rinse then poured in the paint, and added a good amount of detergent (it helps the ball roll better and makes cleaning up lots easier). We popped the balls back in, put the lid on tight and gave them a good shake.
Then we got a little fancy and made some labels so we’d know what colour was in each container.
Then he painted….
And now we have a quick, easy, and mostly mess free painting option for the next time he asks to paint!