With three kids in the house, we have had many messy times which make messy memories to look back on (and laugh at) today. They sometimes happen when mom and dad are preoccupied and they get a bright idea to create something resulting in a mess to clean up.
It starts off innocent, you finally sit down with a hot cup of coffee and suddenly realize it's a little too quiet and you haven't seen your kids for a few minutes. You bolt upstairs into the bedroom to find your wall and your child covered with colourful marker! This has happened on more than one occasion in our house, our son once drew a lovely bunny behind his bedroom door. Our oldest loves to draw and do crafts. Our youngest still gets into things she shouldn't like markers, pens, crayons etc and creates artwork on a wall.
Did you know that 65% of parents have said "no" to their kids request to create something because of a possible mess it would make? I have been there but sometimes remind myself that when you have kids, you have messes. It's all part of learning!
With the help of Swiffer, us parents can stop worrying so much about it and say "Yes to the Mess!". 70% of parents agree mess making helps encourage creativity.
There are several celebrities who even agree with this creative process. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar recently hosted a Swiffer event in New York City where she encouraged parents to say "Yes to the Mess" in an effort to foster children's creativity and independence.
As our kids grow up, we won't ever wonder "what could have been" when it comes to the creativity they express, as long as we're providing them a warm and welcoming (and Swiffer clean) environment.
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