I’m hardly a big fan of messes. In fact, I’m like a walking definition of insanity: I follow my kids around the house all day, picking up after them, at which time they take what I’ve put away and throw it back on the floor.
I’m also a bit of a germaphobe and would generally prefer to live my life inside of a giant condom alongside my kids so as to protect all of us from the gross bacteria that lurks out there in the very unclean world.
However, when it comes to eating, I let my kids go at it. Probably because bath time follows supper time. OK, definitely because bath time follows supper time. But whatever. It’s their time to let loose, have fun, and, you know, eat, if they’re so inclined. Making messes is good and healthy when it’s the right kind of mess.
Take a look at some of my favorite dirty disasters:
Photo credits: Meredith Carroll
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