Who Decided To Make Slime a Thing?! - Brittany Comeaux
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Who Decided To Make Slime a Thing?!

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Toddlers are a mess. Not just emotionally.

As I'm typing this, I'm literally sitting in filth. I'm pretty sure there is currently a crushed pop tart or some other baked confection under my butt. And I can see at least three new stains on the carpet that mysteriously appeared in the last few hours. How do they even do that? I don't even remember them being in this part of the living room today, yet the spills don't lie. Is that blush? Or blood? I don't know. This is my life now.

I swear I'm not being dramatic. And I'm truthfully not someone that freaks out about mess (hence the mysterious food item still on my underside). But these kids are giving me a run for my money. [Remind me to tell you about the time I ended up with human excrement on my lap last week. But, I mean.. that's to be expected with a kid in diapers. Right? ]

And now, there is slime. WHY? Why on earth did someone decide that our kids needed to be playing with glue. And food dyes. And glitter? And heaven forbid the kids ever figure out the right consistency for it to actually be slime. And not just watery glue all over your floor.



And don't forget that the two year old is only here for the pink dye. And she's going to make sure it coats every surface of your home, her face and the new shoes you just bought her.



So, why am I allowing all of this to happen? Why don't I just say "NO. No slime!", "NO Pop Tarts"... "PUT YOUR DIAPER BACK ON!!!"

Well first of all.... It's exhausting. Truly. Parenting is a mine field of obstacles and lessons to be taught. So, I learned early on that I was going to have to pick my battles. And pick them, I did. I decided that as long as my children were healthy, loved and kind to others... I could deal with the mess. Don't get me wrong, I do enforce a sense of respect for things and structure. They do have to clean up after themselves as often as I can enforce it. But, sometimes... Very often. I just embrace the mess.





I look at it for what it is: A stage. A stage in life where naked toddlers are running the show and glue and pink dye (or is it makeup?) are covering most surfaces. And when they are fifteen. And are too cool for slime and understand how to poop in the privacy of  a bathroom rather than on the living room floor, I will look back on these days and truly miss them. And I will have funny stories. And cute photos. And no regrets or wishes that my house were cleaner.

I love these two pig pens with all of my heart and wouldn't trade the mess for anything less crazy.

Plus, the wonderful thing about mess is that it can always be cleaned up!





PRO-TIP: Teach your kids how to use a mop. Soap and water are an immediate draw to young kids to begin with. Then show them how the magic handle rings out the bubbles. And that this crazy contraption has the power to banish dirt  with a simple swipe. My son eats that stuff up.

I would actually say that mopping is now his favorite activity that he doesn't realize is actually work.

And with him taking care of that I've got more time to address other messes and then collectively we have more time to spend playing. And making more messes.

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So, what do you think about all of the mess? Are you a neat freak? Do you let the mess fly? Have you picked your parenting battles? Please let me know in the comments!

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2 comments

  1. I feel like these images perfectly sum up the tornado that is toddlers. At least your son likes to mob, though!

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  2. I don't have kids yet but I have a puppy and he manages to rip up and make a mess of anything in his way so I can only imagine that x100 with kids haha. Hang in there, mamma.

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