My kids love to get messy sometimes.
Confession: It took me a very long time to be ok with my kids getting messy.
I just don't know what it was, but there is something about them needing to stay clean that was so important!
Then I realized, I had the chance to have fun with my food as a kid, so really they need to have fun with their food as kids.
It was hard at first, but then I realized - what's the worst that could happen?
I'd have to wipe down another surface?
And now, my kids are happier - because they just get to be kids, and not be worrying about Mom wiping them all through their meals.