Eli is not what I would call a real crafty child. I don't know if it's becuase he's a boy or becuase he's an Eli, but there are many things he would rather do than an art project. For a child of just four years, he has been to craft stores way too many times in his life; maybe that has something to do with it. Anyways, when I offered him the chance to have his foot painted black he was quite enthusiastic.
- Washable black paint
- Googly eyes
- Orange paper triangles
|Painting your foot black...now that's fun stuff.|
|A Mommy fork-life ride to the sink for a foot bath...also fun stuff.|
And this is what God gave us on Footprint Penguin Day...Eli and I (Abby was napping) laughed and laughed. It was really a moment of pure joy between a mother and son. Simply put, we had fun. After we finished and cleaned up he asked if he could do MY foot. Now I ask you, how could anyone say NO to that face? Eli was hysterically laughing watching me hop around on one foot and I was hysterically laughing because I have extremely ticklish feet. What a great reminder to me to get down and dirty with my kids; I don't do that enough.
|Thankfully, I had just painted my toes the previous night. (And my legs were shaved...a nice bonus, and definitely not a guarantee during the winter.)|
|Getting the print.|
This was a day to be thankful for an unexpected blessing of pure fun with my kids. I am glad that God created feet, penguins, and a memory to cherish on nothing but a plain-old Thursday.