I love a clean house. Life just flows better in a tidy, clear space. But, and this is a big but,
I let my kids make messes. Not just toys on the floor or an occasional spill. My kids make huge messes: bags of flour on the floor, entire stacks of post-it notes destroyed (ususally death by manual paper shredder aka the pasta maker), couch cushions in various formations in the middle of the living room.
Its fun to make messes, and I believe it's helping my kids learn to be creative and learn about life. This is especially true for my 17-month-old Aldyn.
The other day he was fixated on sticking his hands into a bowl of soaking beans. So I took some out and gave them to him in a little dish. The result:
And then there were the roses.
I watched him carefully pick each one apart and examine,
This is what learning at home looks like, for my toddler anyway.
What kind of messy things do your kids do?