Nonno and Nonna returned from their cruise and came over to tell us all about it.
We also had a lot to tell them, and Timothy and Thomas were excited to show them the artwork they did yesterday. And because they wanted to show them the masking tape technique, I hauled out all the supplies again and let them do an actual demonstration.
Then, Nonno started hovering.
He picked up a paintbrush.
Here let me try something, he said. But the boys weren't having it.
He tried to give them some suggestions.
Nonno! they exclaimed, fiercely protecting their work.
Finally I gave him his OWN paintbrush and his OWN paper.
Nonno was happy.