Today Little Bit and I tried a new art activity. I gave him a piece of construction paper, a large paint brush, and a small cup of water. He started out painting nicely. Then he discovered what fun it was to use the brush to fling water on Momma. We both had a great time laughing and getting very wet.
The lesson here was more for Momma than Little Bit. I can devise lesson plans and wonderfully thought out activities all I want. My creative beautiful child will always think outside of my grown up parameters and make those plans go topsy turvy in my mind.
I can choose to look at these augmentations in my plans as disasters or as child directed learning. What a valuable lesson. I love lessons that end in giggles and a wet floor.