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So, I have to share something with you guys.
I set out to be the ultimate Pinterest mom and it totally backfired.
Like, bad. Let’s talk about my toddler craft party turned mom fail for a moment, shall we?
I originally set out to have a fun craft day with Kendall, Caeden, and their friend Hazel. In my head, everything seemed like it would turn out great!
My friend and I went shopping for all of the gear for the planned crafts. Our intentions were to create fall trees, where we would stick velcro on the back of felt leaves so that the kids could stick the leaves on the tree and pull them off. Then our other ideas were to paint fake pumpkins and make up edible finger paint to spread around on a long sheet of white paper. Sort of like a baby’s first painting?
Now that I know what happened, it all sounds bad. How did I not know what would happen?!
During our craft party play date, we opted to start with the felt trees while the kids were playing. They turned out okay. But the littles didn’t quite grasp what to do. They just stuck the felt in their mouths and threw it around.
I thought to myself; “Okay. That’s how this is going to go!”
Then we decided to go for the painting.
Obviously this is where it all went south.
We stripped the kids down for an “easy” clean up, laid out tarps, thought we had everything set. Little did I know we forgot wipes and any sort of towels!
We decided to start with painting the pumpkins first. For this, we didn’t use edible finger paint.
No, I am not sure why either. I am shaking my head as I write.
We did opt for non-toxic, Crayola paint, but still. Not good in handfuls. Which is exactly what they did.
The moment I laid the plate with gold paint down on the tarp with the pumpkins, Kendall and Caeden grabbed fistfuls of paint and shoved it in their mouths at the same time.
Ohhh the joys of twins.
So then I am trying to scrape the paint of out their mouths and hands while they are rubbing it all over me and by this point I am already rolling my eyes at myself. Whyyyy did I think this would be a good idea!
But of course in the moment, all you can do is laugh.
After the gold paint was mostly cleaned up, I decided to splatter the edible paint all over the white sheet paper. My goal was for them to sit and play in the edible paint. Again, not sure why I thought they would do that.
Instead they crawled all over the sheet getting the paint everywhere and competely covering themselves in it.
It was a freaking disaster.
Oh and then Kendall pooped. So she started crying, then Caeden had to cry because she was crying. And that is when I realized we forgot towels and wipes.
Luckily we were at my friends moms house, so she ran upstairs and grabbed some for us while I held onto the twins.
As you can imagine, but this point all of my clothes were ruined from their messy, paint covered selves and I was just ready for the day to be over.
Finally we wrangled the kids upstairs to the bath and got everyone cleaned up. And I was just done.
I wanted to run home and crawl into bed and start the day over. What I thought would be a fun craft day turned into a major craft day mom fail and I am embarrassed to even share it with you guys today!
I’d love to hear your mom fail moments. Go ahead and share in the comments, or laugh at my own.
Now I know, right!?