Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Play and Messes

A lot of time in my life is spent worrying over messes.  I wish this wasn't the case.  But, I function better if things are tidy.  With a 4 almost 5 year old, there is so much new ground to cover.  This little child has opinions on spaces and organizing, and I've found out - more than once - what can happen if you overstep.  (Not to say I let him rule the roost, but I have a tendency to go in his room and just clean it up.  And this, uh hum, is unwelcomed.)  And I don't want to be that mom. I really want to give him space to follow his creativity without worrying that mom will have a major freak out.
Last week, we had a spider web in our kitchen for about 4 days.  At one point, it involved stepping over a piece of yarn everytime we crossed over to the fridge.  At another point, the dogs had to have the "web" lifted for them to get to the backdoor.  This is when I can really admire my husband.  It doesn't phase him.  Let's make our whole house into a web, he might say!  Well, mama made it for 4 (almost 5) days before I took it down after he went to bed one night.  And bless his sweet heart - it was among the very first things he noticed the following day.
I must walk a careful line as a mom - between allowing the creativity and putting a major crimp in it. Even when it almost pushes me over the edge, I have to see it (admire it, love it!) for what it is - allowing my child the freedom to explore, create, invent. 

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