Last night, as I was putting them to bed, the kids asked me if they could paint in the morning. To be completely honest we don't paint very often here because of reasons like this.
The kids really enjoyed the painting. I set it up for them before they started (if you have small people you will know that often with painting you haven't even finished setting it up and they have already painted 8 pictures, their hands, face and tummy, the walls, chairs, table and on their way to the bathroom walked paint all through the house)
I also gave Joa his own paint and water and brushes, keeping him away from the older kids' stuff so that they could keep their colours a little less like this:
One small thing I omitted to note was that we had, in fact, completely run out of paper. But what a happy accident that was. I tore up an old bed sheet that I had gotten for Rebe to embroider on and we used that instead.
prayer flags. So that's what we made them in to. I wrote some simple wishes and prayers onto some of the kids paintings and I strung them up onto a line in the breeze.
I love the idea of this autumn wind blowing our prayers for hope, joy and peace over this beautiful landscape.