Messy play, ugh!

Hey readers,

SO the other day I thought I know what would be fun and creative on Sunday morning, pre-9am getting the paints out to some messy play. I know what you are thinking already, I am absolutely insane because it appears that I have some sort of long term memory with forgetting all about the crappy attempts last time and all the stress it caused.

But as per usual ‘mummy expectations’ put on myself through reading too much ideologies through social media, this sodding technological world we live in. I respect the fact that no one ever put a gun against my head, it is just having low self confidence in anything and parenting I worry about everything. I do I am not going lie, I don’t need pity it just a fact of life.

But must remind myself any time I think it is a good idea to go solo with a three year with paints, just step away. Seriously, I appreciate art but I don’t really rate a Pollock style rug, nor walls, nor table, nor sofa, nor bath, basically any fucking where the child decides to put the paint.

I am nervous wreck anyway because I am lucky enough to have a disposition to anxiety type A  personality shall we say.

Why, is it so important to paint, it consists of the child painting a grand total of five minutes whilst muggings here spends a good old forty minutes to clean up. I spend more time doing the work then the actually child, surely that is not right.

I be honest I am not very good with mess, and disorder with no logic to it. I REALLY, REALLY should leave this type of activity to the professionals AKA the nursery . He has a good three hours, five times a week to lose his shit with the paint then all I need to do is bath him in the brown mess every single day and constantly add to the pile of washing.  I am down with that, they can guide him to be a outstanding artist, nursery staff are trained and expert in this field, hence why they have so many teacher training day to deal with such skills.

So, the moral of the story  is don’t ever let your child lose with paint until they are at an age where they can clean up after themselves. I shall just embrace painting Mr Tumble’s bow tie on the Cbeebies app and leave the important stuff to the professionals!

Cheers for reading X

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16 thoughts on “Messy play, ugh!

  1. I love watching little one do messy play in public settings but yes it’s not so much fun knowing you are going to be doing the mass clean up after.

    My little one has always been pretty tame with anything messy so we’ve not had anything drastic like painted walls and alike. May have just given me a false sense of security for the next one 🙈

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  2. I hate anything messy. My kids don’t do a lot of crafts unless they have homework that HAS to be done 🙂 Anya got a painting set on a magazine, the paint went everywhere, she was covered in it and the bear has random blobs so she isn’t happy with it. Bleugh! #ablogginggoodtime

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  3. So true. I’m a really bad mom when it comes to messy play, or letting them f*ck up the house as I like to call it. I personally HATE cleaning up so would rather everything just stay clean. ps. Glitter is banned in my house – if you can’t do paint, don’t even go there!
    #fridayfrolics

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