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Anatomy of a Mess (PHOTOS)

By Meredith Carroll |

Baby mess

Good times

If I had to account for my time each day, I’d say a good four hours is spent cleaning up my children (and after them). Their faces, their hands, their toys, their butts. I clean, they get dirty. It’s my job to clean, it’s their job to be messy. It’s cool.

However, as much as I’m a bit obsessive compulsive about cleanliness and order, sometimes it’s kind of fun to let the mess just happen. The other night I knew my little Peony needed a bath, so I decided to make the bath really worth it. I stripped her down to her diaper and let her have at her dinner of pasta with red sauce and peas.

The results were quite glorious, and she had a blast shoveling it in while simultaneously coating herself from head to toe. Take a look:

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How to make a mess in just a few easy steps

Tasty fun

Good food + good fun = a winning combination.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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