Amy draws a masterpiece and you’ll be surprised to see that for once it wasn’t on any internal walls. Lately, Amy has become obsessed with paint, crayons, felt-tips & Co. You name it, she’ll have probably used it to smear something across her bedroom wall or the landing – little vandal.
She’s got this mysterious talent of finding craft sets and paint pots that I didn’t even know existed, so I can’t even blame her when she decides to let her creativity run wild. It’s still annoying though when you spend days decorating her bedroom just to find Amy at the top of the stairs covered in red paint, proudly grinning at me and leading me into her bedroom. “Look at the pretty picture I painted” is what her little proud face said. A hysteric “Are you completely crazy” was what came out of my shocked mouth. Please, tell me that I’m not the only one who doesn’t stay completely calm when their child decides it’s time for some work experience in painting and decorating.
To stop Amy from drawing her masterpieces inside and gradually destroying our entire house (Ben actually thought part of Amy’s wall painting was a duck that I had drawn), we try to take her outside as much as possible, so that she can creative with pavement chalk. It’s relatively mess free (Amy still manages to get chalky dust all over herself) and washes off quickly, so she can draw to her heart’s content and she believe me, she really does. Amy absolutely adores drawing with chalk and she gets really angry when I try getting her back into the house. Anyway, the other day we were drawing the outlines of our feet and hands and suddenly Amy threw a very suspicious look towards the garden door.
What did she see?