Yesterday we went to Color Me Mine for the first time.The plan was to make a surprise Valentines day gift for Dave. I thought a mug would be the best thing for him. P was happy to go but when she got there she was incredibly excited and in awe. She kept saying “it’s so pretty in here”. I think it was the amount of ceramic pieces on the wall. Rather overwhelming.
We chose a mug that said “I love you”. She chose it over the one that said “I love dad” and it wasn’t until we left that it dawned on me that she doesn’t call Dave dad. She calls him Pappa so her choice made sense. P painted with a great amount of focus. She seemed to understand that what she was making was for keeps. It was really going to be used rather than just hang up on a wall. So she gave it more attention.
The whole activity was a lot of fun and she wants to do it again. I liked it better than our other art studio experience only because there is only one thing to create. At Create Studio there are so many options it’s hard to keep a 3-year olds focus. All went according to plan until Dave called and asked “what did you do today” and P spilled the beans.