Plus, I realized that there is no good reason to disallow it. It is safe. It is creative. It takes fine-motor and spatial-relations skills to paint her own face while looking in the mirror.
The fact that Anna had chosen this truly amazing learning experience for herself was nothing less than priceless.
And the fact that her learning experience was also a learning experience for me? Well, that is why I do what I do. I learn from my children and I write about it so I can encourage other grown-ups to learn from children, too."