Weekly Kid’s Co-op…Toddler Pool Party!

“Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’” ~Marianne Williamson

You’re thinking I am crazy right now, aren’t you? Ya, that looks fun and all, but who’s going to clean it up?? Seriously. They could slip and fall! Paint could get in their mouths! And in their hair! And in their eyes!

Oh, how we grown ups worry. But the wee ones don’t. They soak it all up. They dive on in. And they enjoy without care. The only thing that worries them is having to get out because play time is over.

These two smalls are two years old, and neither of them are afraid of a mess. Which I happen to love, because neither am I…unless it’s on my carpet! I set up two little pools on splash mats on my patio. One was filled with pots of brightly coloured paint. The other one was filled with water and sponges. Oh, and if you buy the little pool at the pet store (yes, they are meant for dogs), you will pay a fraction of the cost. These cost me $9.99 each at PetSmart.

So I’ve covered my patio and I have water close by…

What else are you worried about? Oh ya, the paint getting in their eyes. Well, this is mostly tear-free because I make it with baby shampoo…

I’ve removed clothing and put them in disposable diapers so there is no laundry to do later. So now there are no more excuses…right?
Let’s get to playing!
And they moved to and from each pool all on their own…
It was a bit slippy under their feet…
So they figured they should sit down. And they figured this out all on their own. Smart girls…
Such balance and concentration. Even the little tongue had to poke out for this maneuver.
“I wonder what will happen if I pour tip this pot over?”…
All clean!
Okay, maybe we missed a spot…
The day was long and hot. And all it took for a little relief was a bit of colour, and a wee mess. In the end, I had two very happy toddlers and some really cute feet…
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~Arlee, Small Potatoes

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22 thoughts on “Weekly Kid’s Co-op…Toddler Pool Party!

  1. Looks like they had a great time. You were so organised! I start to do these things and then realise I don’t have a get out plan and end up with paint everywhere!

  2. arlee…so so so very cute, and a wonderful idea…Im going to do this with my little people…as soon as I et my sensory table up and running…;-)… Xx I shared it on five pumpkins Facebook page…so lots of Aussies will see it too….

  3. I love this idea. My 2 year old is often really messy but then sometimes I give her the chance to finger paint or something and she’s totally not into it. But I love this idea and want to give it a try. Especially love the “wash tub” to clean off in too!

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