I'm not very good at reframing or embracing the creative mess. This isn't rocket science, but I had a *win* today!
Unnoticed, G started the morning pouring watermelon juice from bowl to cup and back. What a sticky mess! 🍉🍉🍉 My first reaction was to take it all away before I realized that I could change the liquid to water, put down a few towels, and let her have at it! 💧💧💧 She added the "beans" later in the day, which honestly made me freak out for a moment imagining them spilled across the floor. (Did I mention I'm not good at this?!) I ultimately decided that it was harmless fun. 🌈🌈🌈
And what a blast she's had today! Entertaining herself, siblings joining in occasionally, for hours! ⏳⏳⏳
I'm so grateful I was reminded @juliebravewriter style to ignore the chance of mess and embrace the #enchantededucation moment! I'm learning...slowly, daily learning...and I'm a better mom for it!