“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, […]
We’ve done dropper painting before, a long time ago when the girls were little. Back then we used droppers saved from medicine bottles, but these days all our medication seems to come with a spoon not a dropper, so I splurged a few dollars on a set of plastic pipettes when we were at Riot […]
A little forward thinking and some treasures frozen into blocks of ice makes a run of super hot days a LOT more bearable.
I remember the day we visited the girls’ kinder for the first time, just to see what it was like. They had a shop set up in the home corner area and immediately my just turned four year old girls made a beeline for it and stayed playing shop for the whole time we were […]
“I want to sick something! Mum can I glue something? You know, stick stuff? You know, like with glue?” It makes me smile the way he talks. From a 2 year old who didn’t even say ‘Mama’ to a four year old who who talks like a geeky teenager. How can I say no to […]
We usually use a glue stick for collage as they are quick and easy to get out and pack up, don’t need a brush and easy for small hands to manage. But for some collage materials you need something with a bit more sticking power, that’s when we make corn flour paste. Corn Flour Paste […]
I know that my kids have been itching to play in this huge puddle since it stopped raining earlier this week. I know that getting dirty is lots of fun. I know that we don’t need a swimming pool I know that if her career as a zoo keeper doesn’t work out, […]
I can hear the voice in my head, yelling across the play ground; “Put the stick down! It’s not safe, you’ll poke someone’s eye out! Put it down!” If the voice didn’t belong to me it was someone I was working with or another parent. A small child waving a stick around seems to make […]