About a week ago, LittleMan got himself all tied up in knots swearing up and down that he did NOT want to take a bath. Unusual since baths are one of his favorite things in the world. No one else in the family can run themselves a bath without LittleMan rushing into the bathroom, trying to jump in with them. However, for whatever reason, he just did NOT want to take a bath that day. But he needed it. Badly.
So whats a mom to do?
If you’re a geek mom like me, raising a little geekling, then you might find yourself setting up a scene like this:
I touched a bit on our garden themed bath in my last post but I wanted to take a minute and talk abit about the details of the bath because it just was so simple and fun. LittleMan really loved it.
I got the idea for a garden themed bath from Bath Activities for Kids, which is run by the same woman who writes Growing A Jeweled Rose– both excellent sites for messy play inspiration.
If you are a pinner and a mom of young children then you may have seen these theme baths that have been floating around the blogosphere. In case you haven’t, the jist of it is this: its doing an activity based on a theme or an idea, in the bathtub before actually getting washed up. Usually it involves some form of controlled mess such as bubbles or paint. Which brings me to the point of this post, bath paint recipes.
There are dozens -DOZENS- of bath paint recipes on the web. So far I’ve only tried five. (more…)