Saturday, November 20, 2010

Confession #19 - Messes & Kids

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.

Cute messes.


  1. Carter is SOOOoooooo messy! I too, couldn't come to grips with the fact that every time he ate there was food all over EVERYTHING. Honestly I still hate it, but I just let him be. Its the best for everyone involved.

  2. I really had to stop the chaos I caused by needing it clean, I am so glad I figured it out too. Kids are happier and I am too. They are only young once right?