After several weeks of being in a good mood Anna suddenly crashed badly on the afternoon of her birthday. She doesn’t seem to be sick, but it looks like she is a little overwhelmed with her new status of a three year old and maybe she expected something magical to happen on this day, which, of course, didn’t happen. She became whiny, clingy and grumpy. She didn’t even want to open all her presents and just wanted to be held. So I suggested to make a project instead. Anna was excited to use a white crayon on black paper – something that she didn’t do before. She had one side covered with squiggles in no time while asking all the time what we are going to make. My idea was ghosts on a moon night. But Anna decided that she wants a white sun instead, and then she was content to just try how different paint looks like on the black paper. She actually ended up color mixing for a while, but the true enthusiasm or focus just wasn’t there on that day. Oh well, maybe we will have more luck with open-ended art next week. To see what others are doing visit Open-Ended Art at Mommies Wise Little Bookworms.