Friday, August 03, 2007

Ways to fill in a rainy afternoon

[Guest post by Grumbles]
1 - Get a nice big sheet of paper out.

2 - Tell mum repeatedly what you'd like drawn. I found, in this instance, that saying "Cats, Mummy! Let's draw cats!" over and over again finally wore her down.

3 - Jump up and down in excitement while aforementioned cats are being drawn.

4 - Offer to help Mum with paints by squeezing the paint onto the bathroom floor. This step isn't really necessary, but I find it's always good for a laugh.

5 - Get stuck in! You can paint on the actual paper if you like, but I also find painting the table, chairs (usually prompts Mum to bellow "No, Grumbles, not the chair - it'll staaaaaaain!", and then make a mad dash for a cloth to wipe it up. Totally good fun!), more of the table, and my new dress really gets the creative juices flowing. Oh, and a word from the wise: try not to lose interest after only a few minutes. That can really make for a grumpy Mummy, and she might withold your afternoon banana or even worse - not let you get the glitter out to sprinkle over everything!


  1. You draw a cool cat !!

    I've now banned paints, unless it's outside. Bought a heap of glue-sticks ( the SOLID kind ) and cut up some mags, pretty paper, buttons etc and put them in a big box.

    In fact, that's what he's up to right now :)

  2. Hey, your girl and my girls would get on like a house on fire!

  3. I was just going to comment on the coolness of the cats too :D

  4. What a great way to spend a rainy day! Great cats:)

  5. Ooh as a grumpy mummy I can totally relate to that post. Glitter is to be done outside in the garage now, and painting too as it always ends up everywhere on the furniture. Maybe children need to come with instant cleaning tools like a sponge and a vacuum in their size to use.


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