Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Oh, What Fun

A couple of days ago my neighbour was outside with her 14 months old son and her mother. They were attempting to immortalize their growing child's current size by using finger paint on the baby's feet and having him walk across paper so they can keep the image.

When a baby is born it is common to take foot and hand prints of the baby. Nurses use a similar device to what the police use when they fingerprint people. Neat, clean and very effective. Four paper plates full of green, blue, yellow and red slippery water based paint on the other hand is a recipe for mess. Beautiful rainbow coloured baby mess, but mess all the same.

After walking in the paint the idea was to have the child walk across the paper laid on the ground. Unfortunately the paper paint combination created no friction and before long the child had slipped and fallen into the finger paint. It was a good thing that his diapers were disposable.

I tell this story because I want to do this with Cletus. Silly, mindless fun with your baby on a warm sunny weekend. How perfect.

My wife comes home tomorrow. I can't wait.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son's daycare did something like this a couple of months ago. They took a big sheet of paper and splashed watercolor paints on it. Then they stripped the babies down to their diapers and let them go to town on it.

A modern art masterpiece. :)

11:22 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we post more comments, will you write more?

4:57 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS said as this sounds I'm worried by the lack of postings! Hope everything is ok - looking forward to reading more of your blog soon

6:02 a.m.  

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