Monday, February 22, 2010

Can We Paint?

See my sweet grandchildren? Maya is showing me that she can play the violin while Gavin watches. Baby Zara is headed back to the kitchen to finish emptying the cabinets into the floor. I haven't done this in a long, long time! I have already cooked two meals and cleaned up. I forgot that clean up involves not only dishes, but hands, faces, and floors!

So, when I heard the call, "Gramma, can we paint?" I said "No, not right now, as I tried to read my e-mail." Nap time is not observed by all and Baby has already had hers.

Jada came to tell us that they were spilling paint. I cleaned up most of the mess before I took pictures. Two 5 year olds, a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old were afoot. But as you can see that had indeed gotten some paint out. Green. Green is Gavin's favorite color. There was a two ounce bottle of green paint. Not anymore. It is in the trash along with a lot of construction paper.......


This where the toys are neatly stored in baskets .......... well, they were. This basket on the floor is the one that holds permanent markers and crayons and paint supplies!


This drawer has paper for coloring ........ The drawer is back on track now.




Gavin's mom is here with me and she questioned all the suspects to determine exactly who would sit on the steps for a time-out. Baby wasn't talking. Jada was an eager informant and Maya and Gavin were trying to side-step the issue. Maya did not get the basket down. She was very clear on this. She did not actually take the basket off the shelf. When directly asked Gavin replied with a question of his own ......... "What paint?" Did I mention that this child looks like love of my life? He is clever like his Papa, too.
Gavin took the basket down, but Maya told him he could ........ she is , after all 6 months older than him and it is her house..........





They are not happy!




18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

teehee...sounds like they are having quite the fun time...up until that time out. it will be over soon though. smiles.

houndstooth said...

Bah! That's nothing! I teach PreK! I'd have told them to clean it up and then gone on my way. I've seen much, much bigger disasters. It could have been so much worse! lol

The Good Cook said...

It sounds like you are having a marvelous time with your grand littles. How happy I am for you!

Mamma has spoken said...

The famous not me at it again. And hey answering a question with a question was suppose to throw you off the trail! Gotta love how the young mind works.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL! Laughing with you on this! I forgot how active two year olds are until I went to see Alexander last summer. Isaiah was never that active... Or maybe, I was just younger 4 years ago. hmmm...

Rae said...

You have your hands full. They are just little whirlwinds of energy looking to make messes at every turn. No matter what they do, they are still sweet and precious. Hope you enjoy every minute of your visit with them.

jojo said...

Oh my...they look innocent to me! Sounds like you are having fun...;p

SkippyMom said...

I think you are going to find your internet time is going to be severely restricted while they are awake - obviously checking your email while they are on the loose isn't such a good idea Grandma. LOL

They want your attention and will do anything to get it away from the computer hence the paint. :D

have fun - they are so adorable.

Nancy said...

Whoa, now I'm remembering what it's like to have small children.

I have my grandson (2) for ten days in May. I have to admit to a little bit of nervousness. It's been a long time since I had a two year old for that long! I'm used to doing what I want, when I want. Like you mentioned, cooking and cleaning take on a whole new meaning when you have little ones.

scarlethue said...

Sounds like a wild time! I know you'll be happy when the weather is nicer and they can go outside again. (I'll be happier too :) )

Stephanie said...

They kept you hoppin! I spent the weekend with two girls, ages 3 and 4. Man oh man, are they busy!

Jo said...

Ahhh. There's an informer in every group. As much as things change, they stay the same.

The phrase 'Go green!' now has new meaning.

That was a darling post!

Just stopping by to say hello! :)

Peace and serenity,
~Jo
The End Of The Rainbow: Life After bankruptcy'

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Exhausting but so much fun. Oh you are so lucky to have such great rugrats in your life. And they are lucky to have you.

ellen abbott said...

What is it about paint that makes kids want to do it so much? The back room of the house in houston is where all our crafty things happen, happened. Painting, gluing, crafting. Granny, can we do a project?

They are older now, and although they still like to do projects, they have lots of other interests too.

Meggie said...

Maybe I am lucky my two grandchildren have a 13 year gap between them?
Lovely pics, even if they look a little less than pleased!

Whitney Lee said...

What's nice about all of this is that you do eventually leave the mess to someone else...That's one of the privileges of being a grandparent, right?

Your grandkids are beautiful!

Sanetha said...

What a wonderful observant and attentive grandma you are. Your grands are adorable. Isn't seeing the offspring of your offspring grow and mature the most rewarding of rituals?

Pat said...

How can you stay mad when you look at those adorable faces? LOL!