Saturday, 8 March 2014

Distraction from teething!

So for 2 weeks Lexi has not been sleeping or eating well, this of course meant moodiness and lack of energy. Of course we were completely wrong with all our diagnoses, proven by 2 molar teeth sticking through and the other 2 gums being all swollen! 

So now that we are dealing with the correct issue, quality of life in the Saunders household has quickly improved. 

So after chewing on some pieces of dried apples and very cold grapes, we set out for a proper distraction, the best if which is painting... 
A friend had given Lexi a small canvas and paints for her birthday - don't worry, they have a baby now and we will repay them in kind one day. So while the grapes were being devoured I set everything up. I had another canvas lying around and a bonus brown paper bag. Lexi watched with increasing excitement until she could contain herself no more and demanded her Daddy lift her from her high chair. 

I've given up in paint brushes and we just use our fingers now...
And hands! 
Which means we combine creativity and sensory play in one activity. 
We were left with a couple of masterpieces,a designer gift bag, a painted toddler and one face painted mummy! 
All in all, very happy with the outcome, and when you combine the bath time after, almost an hours worth of distraction!!

And then because I could help my self and I had some embossing powder I'd never used...