November 3, 2010
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
We're going through the painful process of getting our house ready to go on the market. This has involved a myriad of projects, including painting nearly half the rooms in the house. I'm finally down to the last room, and I can't wait to cry, "I ain't gonna paint no more, no more!"
The girls, of course, have been begging me to let them help, so I pulled out some finger paints for A this afternoon. To jazz up the project a bit, I taped down the cardstock with painters tape - which was all too handy - and added an A in the middle.
A's been refusing to participate in the crafts at school - I know, can you believe it? - so I encouraged finger-painting, just to make sure it wasn't the messiness that's been turning her off. Nope. No problems there.
When the picture had dried, we carefully pulled off the tape and hung the artwork in a place of honor!
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
In this charming story set to verse, a mother puts away the paints after discovering her son painted the carpets, floor, ceilings, and walls. The freshly-bathed boy vows he "ain't gonna paint no more!" but retrieves his paints and declares, "So I take some red/and I paint my…/HEAD!" He continues painting various parts of his body, each part hinted in the rhyme and cleverly revealed on the following page. Covered in paint by the end of the story, our little protagonist is caught in the act and ends up back in the bathtub.
A loves this book! She has me read it to her often and loves repeating the stanza, "I ain't gonna paint no more, no more! I ain't gonna paint no more!" She drew all over my friend's walls and table today, so I'm not sure the message is sinking in.
I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures