best babysitter ever

The kids I've babysat are the children of exhibit designers and scientists. This means they're analytical and creative by the time they can sing the ABC's, the house is stocked with art and science supplies, and it's easy to while away the hours making projects that impress everyone involved.

Here's one of my favorite spontaneous babysitting projects.


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thea paints a flower

Thea, age 4, looks closely at a flower we found on a walk, and illustrates it with finger-paint. 

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