I want so badly to be one of those artsy and crafty moms who comes up amazing projects to do with my kids. I bought one of those cute multipurpose easels and imagined our artistic life together would look a bit like this: we would enjoy quiet afternoons on the porch listening to jazz on the record player, paintbrushes in hand. The boys would calmly paint colorful abstract toddler art that I would later frame and hang in the playroom. I would be able to watch them happily work and complete one of my own many creative projects. 

I'm building my career as a painter. Painting with my kids just makes sense. 

But really art time at my house looks like this.


But we kind of like it this way. It still gives me something to frame and put on my wall, and now I have a couch that is ready to for a new makeover.