This week Nathan's preschool class is learning about transportation. As a fun/learning activity, they kids are having a cardboard vehicle derby on Friday. Of course, this means mommy and/or daddy has to assist with building a vehicle to race. I thought we'd be building a blue tank engine to resemble Thomas, but I was wrong. Evidently to win a cardboard vehicle derby, you must be Lightning McQueen.
Step 1: Building the car
Step 2: Testing the car
Step 3: Painting the car
Step 4: Painting flames on the car with Daddy
Step 5: Painting the car some more (yes, he's thorough)
And voila! A finished (I hope) masterpiece!
I've had to keep reminding myself that he's four and it's his car. It'll build his confidence to let him do it however he wants and it is his project, not mine. I'm just the hired help (paint bottle opener, clean up crew, etc). He obvously loves to paint and has been so excited to have the freedom to do it!