I love days when I get to do something special with Amara — like pick her up from school. I had one of those days a few weeks ago. Mommy had some place she had to be so lucky Grandma got to pick her up and bring her home. It was a beautiful afternoon so after a long game of tickle bug I let her change into shorts and go outside to play with chalk and the hose. She had a blast getting herself wet and of course I helped. I moved my car so that she could have lots of driveway to use as a chalkboard. She loves getting herself and the chalk wet and drawing beautiful pictures. She keeps a plastic bowl full of water for dipping.
The chalk is much darker when it is wet and goes on heavier so that it is darker when it dries; and she loves to draw.
Well that wasn’t enough so she colored her hands blue to make blue hand prints. It really brought out the blue in her eyes!
In coloring her hands she knelt down and now had blue knees! Then blue elbows, blue cheeks — blue ears! The blue chalk was everywhere. She used her blue hands to make her face blue. That is what we were doing when Grandpa got home. Since it was starting to get chilly I talked her into a bubble bath. I didn’t think I would ever get all the chalk off of her. There will little blue foot prints from the front door to the bathroom! Grampy mopped them up while I dealt with Blue Girl!
The bubble bath was lots of fun. She loves mixing different bath gels — maybe she will be a chemist! She did a science project in kindergarten so it is certainly possible.We probably let her be just a bit more loud and crazy than Mom and Dad do — and she was! But that is what Grandparents are supposed to do. Let them have time to splash and play and be crazy. We’re just building memories!
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