I know. I say it all the time.
“Make a mess.” “Play with it.” “Don’t be afraid to experiment.”
My daughter obviously takes this to heart.
Her ‘office’ here at our office is in what you would call a continual state of creative distress….. (as is mine, but this isn’t about that……)
This morning, I was going to offer up the space to Chad’s daughter, Ryer, who was hanging with him, but discovered one messy experiment after another and INSTEAD marked off the area with CAUTION tape.
Yep, as colorful as it looked, I determined it a much too ‘dangerous’ environment for an almost 2 year old.
Good grief. Every surface was filled with one unruly I-spy game after another.
How many ways can one cut clay, exactly?
There have to be a million different bits of clay, crayon shavings, and who knows what else scattered about.
How many ‘inorganic’ things can you spy?
I did make mention of it to her after school and (within minutes, mind you) she came running to tell me to tell Chad that he could bring Ryer back with him on Monday because she ‘cleaned’ things up. (It looks like she even rearranged) So, there you go Chad. (She also cleaned up the floor in your office.) I do however use the term ‘clean’ loosely.
She looked to be very busy with another clay cuttin’ session when I left…….
I have to admit..I too have some of my own ‘danger zones’ and if anyone were to go in there with a camera, I’d…………..well, you know.
Plus, when a kid makes a mess it’s somehow ‘cuter’…a testament to their imaginative busyness, their freedom of creative expression, their colossal collecting skills, their conscientious effort to repurpose and recycle! ……………. right?!?
What’s your mess look like?
Cheers to a great weekend, all!