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22 – the annual paint-a-picture-for-Daddy-day

By spotogspindel | December 22, 2011

Last night was one of the best Christmas traditions in this house! My almost-niece and almost-nephew came over for their annual paint-a-Christmas-present-for-Daddy-day!

We start the day by eating a huge dinner of tacos! Then we put a big plastic cloth over the working table, and they get a canvas and a palette each. They´ve got color codes, Ylva makes her pictures in blues, and Bjørn Andre in greens. Ylva is seven years now, and knows well what this is all about, and what she wants to paint. Bjørn Adre is only 1 1/2, and last year he didn´t really understand any of it, but thought it was great fun, once he got the feel for paint in between his fingers.

This year, though, he simply wasn´t interested. Didn´t see the point at all. And it was a lot more interesting that Axel was assembling Christmas lights. Now cords and hammer, that he gets! He absolutely needed to some “banging” in the window pane and on my couch. Soon everybody was banging nails into my bread-board!

Well, what can you do, it´s only Christmas once a year, right?! 🙂

On that note, let´s see what the advent activity calendar says today:

Make a popcorn garland for your Christmas tree.

Or for decorating the doorway, for that matter. And eat the leftovers 🙂

Topics: Christmas | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “22 – the annual paint-a-picture-for-Daddy-day”

  1. gail Says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 16:30

    I love Yiva’s picture! Ah yes, little boys and hammers — it’s a classic combination! It looks like a fun time and such a lovely tradition.

  2. lulu Says:
    December 28th, 2011 at 20:15

    This is adorable! How wonderful to let go and go with the flow!