Last week was fall break, so we headed to the beach!
So there are a couple beach road trip items that are a must for this mama.
1) Magna Doodles – Are awesome on a road trip for practicing writing and reading. Atticus and I will send “notes” back and forth, while Moon cracks herself up with funny portraits of all of us.
2) Face Paint – It’s a fun activity for the front porch or the beach, the sunscreen makes it easier to remove and it gives the kids something to do while resting for a bit in the shade. Let them paint YOUR face, if you dare. Below Moon requested Bunny Princess and Atticus’ design (painted by him) must be inspired by that GOTYE music video.
But who says face paint has to stay on your face?
Sometimes before their evening bath I give them face paint and they paint each other’s backs and bellies. I also like painting faces on their bellies, which can explode into Belly Theater. As A & M paint and talk to each other in funny voices I can sit at the computer and answer at least the day’s emails or doodle in my sketchbook.