I'm not a big fan of painting. For one thing, especially with a ratio of 3 toddlers to 1 mom, its messy. For another thing, I never know what to do with the, er, art, once its completed. Plus, its messy.
So, I decided that, for now, painting should only be done with purpose, and preferably with 2-parent supervision. But, the girls LOVE painting, and frequently request it. So, I thought I'd better set about finding a purpose. And we found one in aisle 6 of JoAnn Fabrics. Pigs. Contrary to the claim of the cat from "Babe", that "pigs don't really have a purpose", I think we'll all agree that pigs really do have a purpose. For one, they are tasty. For two, they are handy for stashing coins in if they are hollow and made of ceramic.