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Driveway Painting

June 12, 2009

 cropped driveway painting

I shouldn’t complain, but summer vacation hasn’t gotten off to the best start.  It’s been cold and rainy and I’ve had a sick child.  My dreams of sunny days at the pool, sprinklers and Popsicles have been dashed.  The “magic of summer” has been nonexistent. 

Today, however, I’m seeing a glimpse of hope.  It’s seventy-six and the sun is peeking out.   My kids were thrilled when I pulled out a seasonally-banned substance (Moonsand) for them to play with in the driveway.  Play-dough?  Sure!   They had hours of fun building castles they decorated with flowers and rocks.

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What better place than the driveway to let your child paint?  Bite the Bullet!  Get out that washable tempera paint, your paintbrushes and, if you have it, a roll of easal paper.  Let them make a mural.  Get out the markers.  I was amazed how happy and busy it kept my kids. 

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Finally, I got to sit on the porch with a glass of iced tea and read my book while the kids played happily outside.  Ahh.  At last.  The magic of summer has arrived.