...and because I know you so want to smile at something today,
...and because I really do want a record of this so Kaia can laugh at it too (in about 20 years!),
...I'm sharing how Kaia got herself in trouble yesterday.
She was supposed to be doing quiet nap time activities like reading, drawing, cutting, or file folder games while the other kids napped. Well, she was quiet.
When I checked on her, this is what I saw:
Yes, that's our living room carpet.
This is how she spent the next 20 minutes:
She said, "This is hard work."
Was it hard enough? Time will tell. Of course, she also gets to spend the next 7 days laying down during nap time. That was even harder for her little heart to swallow. But it means she gets a poignant reminder every day for a week.
Here's my favorite part of our conversations about the "beautiful, happy sunflower:"
Me: While you were drawing the sunflower on the carpet, did you any part of your mind say, "Maybe I should not color on the carpet. Maybe I should do this on paper."?
Kaia: No. I just thought, "I wonder what will happen..."
As a side-note, I've always hoped my children would be willing to break just enough rules to have fun in life, but never do any real damage. Happily, this turned out just fine. The marker came out with a bit of Mommy Help and hopefully she doesn't get too depressed during nap time next week.