Aristotle loves to paint.
Unfortunately, I hate to clean up. So until recently, it was always with great reluctance that I would bring out the paints. I even tried to minimise the mess by using Crayola Mess Free Finger Paints and Faber-Castell Water Colour Pencils in order to satisfy Aristotle’s need to paint and my need to avoid cleaning up.
Recently, I had a brain storm while in the car. Since I hate cleaning up after a painting session, why not get Aristotle to paint in the shower?
Cleaning up after is a simple matter of spraying water over everything. In fact, I took it one step further and made Aristotle responsible for washing up everything after he was done – and he did a great job! Since discovering this wonderful method of painting, we’ve been doing it everyday after school.
I no longer have to worry about Aristotle walking around the house and leaving his paint marks everywhere. The shower cubicle contains all his mess. Even if he paints on the wall, all I have to do is spray the walls clean. If I really wanted to save the trees, I could even get him to pain directly on the wall!
Now Aristotle can paint as and when he likes. Why didn’t I think of this when he was younger?