Nathan is often dangerously underfoot while I'm cooking....I had the brilliant idea this morning to suggest that Nathan "paint" while I made breakfast. I've had this brilliant idea before, I'm not sure why I don't remember to do things like this to occupy him while I'm cooking more often.
I really didn't want to deal with any mess, so his paints are simply cups of water with a few drops of food coloring in it. He had a blast and I had some sanity and my picture of the day. Success for all.