If there is something I'm very guilty of when it comes to parenting it's not always being so keen on getting messy. When Wilf wakes up and requests gardening, baking or painting I usually think about how much cleaning up that is going to involve or that we aren't really dressed for those kind of activities and try and steer him towards a more calmer, tidier activity.
Getting in the moment and being fully chaotic and carefree is something I struggle with. I often have whatever tasks need doing that day on my mind and when the day ends I find myself wishing I'd just embraced his suggestions and not cared so much about what mess it might cause, regardless of oily stains on clothes or fingernails embedded in mud.
Last weekend on Persil's suggestion we decided to throw this mentality to the wind and fully embrace the mess!
We had such a fun morning painting with our hands and feet and using large pieces of paper and brushes to make marks and create what I'm sure you'll agree is a bit of a masterpiece. Thank you Persil Small and Mighty for reminding us as a family to let go of my usual idea of play and really embrace messy play with Wilf.
Do you like to embrace the mess? Or if you usualy stick to the safer types of play would you be happy to just let it go and get messy?