Me: Ry- it's special Mommy-Ryder night!
Ry: What are we going to do Mommy? Fix the house? (He knows me so well.)
Me: Well... we do need to paint your playroom...
Ry: Can I paint too?
Me: Well... that's not a bad idea. It's only fair, it is your Playroom.
Ry: REALLY? And I can have my very own paint brush?
Me: (Regretting this already) Yep, as long as you stay on the cardboard, you can have your own paintbrush.
Ry: Yea! IgettopaintIgettopaintIgettopaintIgettopaint!
And so it began. Here's what we started with. Not a terrible color, but a little too dark and manly for the bright, fun Playroom I had envisioned.
So we started by laying out cardboard to protect the floors and getting Ry in his "painting outfit." Yes, it's just what it looks like, a too-large t-shirt and underwear, because I didn't have any pants for him that I was willing to ruin. Luckily he didn't seem to mind.
I also set up a tripod with the camera to catch a little of the action. Here's Picasso and I at work.
And here's when he decided that he was all done being a painter, (after a record 5 minutes of attention to one thing) and instead positioned himself at the camera to be a photographer.
|Awesome work by Ry on the left hand side.|
|Cutting in- be very careful!|
|He can even be an action photographer.|
Of course, I also got a few of these in the mix.
And a "MOMMY! SAY CHEEEEEEEESE!
The adventure actually turned out way better than I anticipated, with no major spills or messes. In the end we have this:
The color is Pebble by Glidden, and it's a grayish green. It's a little more green and less gray than I anticipated, but for a house that's pretty neutral I like this fresh coat of color to define the entrance to the "Kid(s) Wing". While it looks a bit pastel in these pictures, in reality it gives off more of an artichoke green vibe than a sea-foam green, which I like. I think it will all come together with a rug, curtains, artwork, etc...
How about you guys? Anyone else ever let their kiddos paint with them? I was so nervous, but in the end it was a really fun way for us to spend a Friday evening together. He was so incredibly excited to get to participate in "grown up stuff," and I feel better knowing that he's a part of this whole project house right with us. Now if he could only finish up those stairs that his Dad has abandoned....