I just have to share this self described "brilliant" mom moment that I had. I was busy cleaning the kitchen and family room on thursday when Jack said that he wanted to paint. I had just mopped and there was no way that I was going to be getting out all that mess right before dinner. So in a moment of sheer genius I told Jack that he could not paint inside, but if he wanted to earn a quarter (we are big into earning money these days) he could paint the back fence for me. He jumped up and down, "Yes! I want to paint the fence". So I filled a pitcher full of special paint (H2O) and grabbed a brush. Then I sent him outside to the fence. He spent 45 minutes working on the fence. He was so proud of him self and I got a clean kitchen.