This morning I took a big step back and I noticed that when Biscuit's mess got bigger her ideas were bigger, her smile was bigger. Mine was too. I learned something today. I will make an effort to show more respect for my daughter's process. This isn't to say that I wasn't respectful before, however I could certainly improve in that area.
Here is a look at our activity "painting through straws" and my child's process and journey through her creations.
"Wow Mommy! Look what I made with my straw!! It's for Daddy. I need the dropper for eyeballs."
"Mommy look at this! Polka dots! I need more. It's for my Daddy."
"Mommy I need a paintbrush. I need a sponge too."
"Look at that! My sponge made it."
"Mommy, Can I put paint in my hand? Make hand print for Daddy."
"Squuuuuueeeeze! Look at this Mommy!"
Now from those pictures you can clearly ascertain two things. #1 ~ My daughter is clearly in love her Daddy and any art work she makes is always for him. I am chopped liver. #2 ~ Biscuit was completely and totally into the process.
Happy Playing & Exploring!!