Motherhood and paper marbling

You ever have one of those days where you wonder “What am I missing?… What am I doing wrong here?… Do I have any idea what I’m doing as a mother?!”…  A day full of temper tantrums and defiance… I certainly hope I’m not alone here.

That was our day today.  It was a rainy, indoor, sleep-deprived, sleep-depriving…. kind of day.

Well, in between tantrums today we fit in some paper marbling…  We actually had a pretty significant disagreement mid-marbling…  But we both survived!!

We started by filling a shallow dish with shaving cream.  This was O’s favorite part.  He spent a good 20 minutes just playing in the shaving cream… Hands up in the air giggling… Our happiest moment of the day!  Then we used an eye dropper to add liquid water colors.

 Next we took a knife and swirled the paint into the shaving cream. Then we laid watercolor paper on top. We pulled the paper off and left the shaving cream sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing in the sink.  Make sure you use watercolor paper for this, regular paper would just fall apart with this amount of saturation.            

I’m loving our paper.  It was by far the most successful part of our day! Thinking of making some sort of fall leaf garland out of it or maybe collaging it… Only time will tell.
Only time will tell…So true in so  many ways today..  Hoping tomorrow, or at least some day, I feel like I’m getting this whole motherhood thing right…

Only time will tell!

With love,



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