Record-breaking flash flooding breeds creativity. Or so I've been told.
There are not many mornings that we spend inside our house by ourselves with nothing planned. If we're inside all morning, normally it is to get things done around the house. We spend a few mornings a week at home, but most of the time we are in the yard or have a neighbor over, or both.
So when I realized that breakfast was over, clothes were on, diapers were changed, and it was still pouring outside, I had to punt. Anybody who has toddlers knows that if you're not playing offense, you're playing defense. A morning with No Plan is a flushed Mickey Mouse doll waiting to happen. So I rummaged around in Asher's closet to see what we could do. I found cotton balls from the dollar store, foam sheets (also from the dollar store), glue, and our reliable washable finger paint. I let Asher glue cotton balls onto foam pages to make a rainy day (like the one outside), and when he wanted to keep gluing cotton balls onto things, I grabbed the next thing on his art shelf. I had saved an egg crate, intending to make caterpillars soon. He made a Big Sky painting instead.
I think it turned out pretty cute, though I'm biased. Now my only trouble is that Elmer's doesn't want to bind egg cartons onto foam board. Either way it was a fun way to spend a rainy morning. And Mickey Mouse will live to fight another day.