Painting Because

I used a paper towel to clean up a mess. Now my daughter steals tissue and pretends to clean messes with them — her face determined, gaze steady. I want her to see me do cool stuff to copy the cool stuff I do! Today was kind of a shocker. I wasn’t feeling happy but I got out her paints anyway and to my surprise she WANTED to paint! She picked out colors by herself! It was amazing and put me in a great mood. An afternoon well spent.