It’s been a very busy week, with a lot of phone calls and house projects. I have still been trying to do some one on one activities with my daughter, but sometimes the best way to do that has been to involve her in the project I’m working on. There have been a couple times this week when I thought, “This sounds like a good idea.” Then about half way through, I kind of thought, “Hmmm, I’m not quite sure, here.” But by the end, I realized that other than mess, it worked out pretty well.
We sanded drywall mud together. I didn’t get pictures, but it worked really well. We both ended up pretty well covered in that fine white dust.
We made some cinnamon roll rice krispie treats. Tell you what, I’m very excited about the new gluten free Rice Krispies. I’m just confused about why they have “regular” and gluten free. Does anyone know the difference?
A toddler and hot, sticky melting marshmallows was a bit daunting, but I stayed right beside her, and there were no disasters. The sticky mess to clean up was no worse than it would have been if I was cooking on my own.
They were good too!
Then yesterday, I needed to paint the new drywall that we had put up in the garage. I’ve done a chunk of the bathroom, but we just put down tile, so it’s definitely not a good place to have a toddler help. On the other hand, what can go wrong in the garage??
Other than that rug that I forgot to move, we managed to keep most of the paint on the walls and the hands. Well, mostly. But in the end, it was definitely worth it. She had a blast and I got some painting done, all at the same time. We learned about sharing too. She was quite concerned when I used the same paint tray as her, but toward the end she was definitely getting it. “Share, share.”
Have you been trying any risky projects this week? What have you been risking your life, limbs and possessions on?