We began today like any other day… dropped off sister at school and came home for breakfast. When he was done, he asked if we could do something fun.
I let him color and cut foil. I thought I can sharpen scissors and let him have fun.
Little did I know, what came next!
We decided to tear the foil with our fingers and try cutting again.
“Now, that is much better!”
“What color would you like?” “Red like James.”
“Can I have wheels too?”
I taped the corners down to stabilize paper for this activity, placed makers in a cup and laid the cup down on the table, and gave him small bowl full of wheel pasta.
“What are you making?” ” A roller caster track.”
” Mommy, can we make Thomas? Help me draw his face.”
“Wait, Mommy… I go get something!”
Then he rolled the foil in the palm of his hands and smashed it down on the paper.
“Mommy, I need to go wash my hands! Glue sticky, they are gross!”
“No, glue is fun sticky.”
” Oh, glue fun sticky… pupu gross sticky?” “YES!”
I put the scissors and glue away and stepped away from him. I wanted him to explore the activity on his own. I thought, I was limiting his creative ability by staying close to him.
“Oh, Thomas got on the roller coaster train track and had a crash. “
“Okay, is he going to be alright?”
“Yeah, I think he needs his nap in the roundhouse.”
Yes! I think we are all due for a good bath and take a nap. That was so much fun!