It all started with a fresh batch of homemade playdough that I made in five colors. I separated it out by color, arranged it all on the table and let him sculpt while I chopped onions for pea soup.
Within five minutes, it looked like this:
And my newly mopped floor looked like this:
But I realized that this is what being a toddler is all about. Getting messy and digging in. I've learned that once I let go of the "Oh no, you mixed up all the colors!" and the "Oh no, look at the mess on the floor!" adult part of me something magical happens. I have fun too. This is me digging into life.
I can now laugh that his favorite part of fingerpainting is actually body painting:
I think this means we are ready to dig into summer and all the mess it brings. Sand between the toes:
And sunshine in our hearts.
I hope you allow a little blissful mess in your life this week!