The paint wasn't very good, but it didn't matter.
This picture represents them so well. Jack quietly uses one finger, Nate uses one finger but squeals the whole time, and Ella plants her whole hand in the paint.
Nate would not have been willing to touch this paint a year ago.
Nate loves being dirty now.
He thought it would be really fun to paint Jack's tummy. Jack didn't like it so much.
The good news is, when we looked at these pictures later, he thought this was hilarious.
If he can't laugh at himself in the moment, at least he can laugh in retrospect. Baby steps.
I love doing things like this, but for some reason, I don't often think of it. The last time we finger painted, we only had two kids and one of them was eating the paint. I can't believe how little they were! Except for Jack's belly. I can't believe how big that was!