Friday, November 14, 2008

What Was I Thinking?

Seriously???!!! Every time I would come up with a "wonderful" project when I was teaching second grade, it would always go a little different than I envisioned. Always, I would see these adorable 7-8 year olds sitting so nicely with their fancy markers, scissors and glue, possibly paint working so diligently on their masterpieces. Of course, without fail, my "oh-so-clever" projects would end with spilled paint, cut hair, and fights over whose marker/crayon is whose. Ahh the days! Now, the projects would always end well (well...most of the time), but getting to that point was a headache for me and a blast for the kids.

Apparently I learned nothing from those years in the classroom, because I thought it would be just "awesome" for Audrey and I to make a music shaker while we were spending the day together. I grabbed a water bottle, bag of peas/beans, a funnel and tape. Since I am a seasoned art junkie (at least with little ones) I poured the bag of beans into a bowl so Audrey could reach them and demonstrated to her how to fill the bottle. She decided that pouring/dropping the beans on the floor was much more fun. Yes, we did get the shaker finished, but she obviously had more fun scattering beans all over the place. Did I worry about the mess? Why no! I was smart enough to do it on the kitchen floor so all I had to do was sweep. I just sat back and savored the fun moments. Sweet memories!

4 comments:

Cassandra said...

What a cutie! It's so much more fun to make a mess than be clean!!

Jenny said...

You are such a cool mommy!

Me said...

You're such a good mommy!! and you were an awesome teacher. Too sad that our really good ones are leaving the profession due to undue paperwork, stress, and low pay :( BUT look at the time you get with your baby girl!!!

Jen said...

How fun! Messy always makes for fun and great pictures :-)