19 July 2010

A Morning with Five Kids



My sisters-in-law had errands to run one morning and Chris and I were at home with five kids –ages 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.  Chris was working, so basically I was babysitting.  I brought along my go-to entertainment pack – my face-painting kit, –and we had some fun.

Big K and Little K both preferred to have the “art” on their arm…  Big K wanted a dinosaur and could not be swayed to have something else.  I’d never done a dinosaur before, but it turned out well, with enough directions from Big K on what he wanted the dino to look like.

Dino


I suggested a spider for Little K.  He agreed, but wanted a spot of blue, instead of red on the spider’s back; then he wanted me to draw a web with the “sticky parts.”

Spidey


Josh wanted a full face paint.  He wanted to be a superhero and could not decide which one.  He asked me to make one up.  I didn’t want to make him as scary-looking as the ones that I did before (see here and here).  Originally, I’d planned to draw a simple lightning bolt on his cheek, but he said that that wasn’t “superhero” enough.  I then decided to draw a sun on his other cheek and told him that he could be a superhero who could control the elements. He didn’t like that. He wanted me to take away the sun, so I painted over the sun and put in another lightning bolt.  He wanted a mask, too, so I added one, except that it looked like glasses.  I thought he looked pretty cute, though, don’t you think?




The girls were easier.  They knew what they wanted from the get-go.  Both wanted butterflies and flowers.  Here are the girls with their butterfly and flower faint paints.

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Josh and Big K entertained themselves acting out Star Wars scenarios. Meanwhile, Little K, Baby K, and Zoë took off the armrest covers and pretended that they were raincoats.


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Chris and I survived the morning with our sanity intact. It was quite fun actually. The kids had their usual share of bickering, teasing, fighting over toys, but it was really lovely seeing them all play together and enjoy each other’s company.  I wish we all live closer and that we can get together more often...

18 COMMENTS:

Anita said...

You are definitely gifted with nurturing and relating to children. The world need more it. :)

jen@odbt said...

I'm impressed with the face painting, pictures and you survived 5 kids under 6!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is so much fun! I miss when I had my own daycare and was licensed for 12. On full house days, there were usually 14, counting my own two. The ages ranged from newborn to 4 so you can see that it wasn't a dull day. It was like having a play date every day. I wish I would've known and lived close to you. You would've been a hit with the face painting!

Josh looked like a studious super hero...so cute!!

Elle Bee said...

Face painting--what a great idea!! You did such a good job--they all came out so good. The last photo is just lovely.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I will have to try this myself. entertaining 5 little ones is no easy feat.

Ash said...

josh looks ready to tackle any book-related problems. "josh saves the day by being so studiously clever!"

your family got some good looking kids. :)

alicia said...

Um, are you for hire? I'd love ya to come for a day and entertain here...

Aunt LoLo said...

So much fun!!!!!!! I love getting cousins together. :-)

Katherine said...

Too cute! I love the last shot! Such a sweet expression.

Very cute.

K xx

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

awhhhh ...you're such a great tita and mom! they're all so adorable :)

blueviolet said...

I think there are some very satisfied customers there!

natalee said...

They are great!!!!!!!!! my favorite were the
butterflies!!!!

Lindy said...

Very ingenious to prepare yourself with the face painting kit!

Nezzy said...

What a fun morning for all. I had all eight of my grandkiddos together Saturday...they have a blast when they get together! Great face painting. I have what I call my bag of tricks I use in Kid's Church. It's best to be prepared or the little boogers will eat you alive. Ya have a great niche for face painting!

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the very hot and sultry Ozark hills!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I just saw some face painting paints at the store last night and was thinking about getting some. lol

Helene said...

Wow, you did a great job!!!!! The glasses look SO real!!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

You are getting really good!

Aiyana would have picked a butterfly too.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Ah, facepaint! What mom doesn't have this in her bag of tricks? Great pictures! Kids are just gorgeous!

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