Live and Learn right 🙂 We all make mistakes, plan an activity and then go ‘Uh Oh, I should have expected that!’ From not having enough towels or washing water after an exuberant finger painting activity, to not allowing the space for drying or displaying the fantastic large collage or art pieces!
I had a new one this week.
No probs, thinks I! I can even get the babies involved with this!
What I didn’t plan on or think about was Pavlov’s effect. Sitting the children at their regular eating table, offering ingredients to play with and then not prepping any food for afterwards! Oops. One hungry little batch of babies waiting for the immediate love of whatever they had just mixed! Big Oops!
A very quick snack of biscuits to tide us over as we sat among our floury mess and a big *headdesk* moment for me!
Of course babies appetites would be stimulated by the smells of cooking, of course their table means eating, how could I have missed this?
At least the activity went well, the presents were made, the babies were fed and smiles were all round!