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:
Photo credits: Meredith Carroll
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