Our neighbors gave the boys these great wooden birdhouses to paint for Christmas presents. It took about three different afternoons to finally finish splashing them with color because our attention span is about as long as a birds, but it was the perfect cold weather activity to get us in the mood for spring.
Let's also just revel in the messiness that is my house. May the month old birthday streamers, the diapers drying over the washing machine, every kitchen cabinet door open, the clutter on the floor, the laundry on the couch and the stuff everywhere make every other mom feel just fine about the mess at your house too. Who has time for painting when birdhouses need painting!