I wrote a little article for Be A Fun Mum yesterday with a few simple ideas of messy play that is not that messy, but loads of fun.
When you’re cleaning about 5000 little messes, a few hundred big messes and seemingly endless poo every day, it’s really easy to dread the very thought of creating more mess.
When my son, D Man’s, favourite toy was his blocks, I could be picking up those lurid little cubes up to a gazillion times a day. He’d toddle up to me with the bag of mega-blocks in his paw, and sometimes I think he loved the sound of all the bits falling onto the wooden floor, more than the actual building.
I can remember once asking my mother-in-law, with the full air of a martyr, “How many times do you think I pick these up in a day?”
“If you were smart, only once,” was her sage response.
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