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Messy Play is important

September 1, 2016
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Do you get worried when your Kids make a mess?

Do you frown when they stain clothes while playing?

Let me tell you, You need not.

Once you become a Parent, you need to overlook the mess. Tiny feet trotting from one room to another, searching for naughtiness, makes us more patient.
Its so obvious why work never ends for Mothers. My little one never miss a chance to keep me on my toes. But I love it when he enjoys the mess. I love to see the shine in his eyes.

I remember my childhood, how other Mothers were too wary about their tidy living rooms while my Mother never restricted us to play in every corner of the house. She never restricted our Play area. It is these things we tend to remember not the tidy corners. Now, its my turn:

  • I do not restrict him to 1 room or corner. I do not mind him tumbling down his toys basket in the living room. Sometimes, changing the playing space is all that he need.
  • I do not rush to pack his toys right after he moves out of the room. Its only when we are going out or before sleep.
  • I do not pack him in super cute dress at Home and allow him to smear his clothes with food or dirt.
  • I allow him to play with water- Kids love it. I never mind the effort it requires to clean it up.
  • My little one hate wearing Bibs- he love to spill .Earlier, I tried hard to use them but then I quit and always carry a pair of extra clothing. Its better to see him smile rather than make a fuss.

messy play

Moreover, if there is no mess- How can you teach them the habit of cleaning up and cleaning the mess together is always fun.

Read full post on where I have shared few Messy play activities we do.


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17 Comments

  • Reply Shalini Sharrma September 5, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Messy play means, more freedom to grow and learn. Good one !

  • Reply Modern Gypsy September 2, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Messy play is really important! Wonderful post.

  • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for being here Yogita.I will check out your Blog space.

  • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:26 am

    If they enjoy this, let them be. Thanks for passing by Rajlaksmi. I am your fan – Yoga girl.

  • Reply Saumy Nagayach September 2, 2016 at 1:00 am

    You just can’t say no to your kids when they do things so innocently. Wonderful post, Upasna! 🙂

    • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks for taking time to comment Saumy.

  • Reply twinklingtina September 2, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Okay, This post is for me, absolutely. My 1 yr old doesn’t know how to sit still or be at one place for more than few seconds. He is always messing up the kitchen, pulling out things and I literally go mad at him, most of the time and then feel bad about it 🙁 Being a bad mom may be!

    • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Ha ha ha…This is true for all Kids Tina.There is nothing like a Bad Mommy dear. I give him his favorite vessels and water..it keeps him busy for long.

  • Reply Shalini September 1, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Such a heartwarming post.
    I do not have a kid, but I’m an aunt to many and could easily relate to this “Messiness”. 🙂
    Awesome post, Upasana 🙂

    • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Thanks Shalini. We set aside some Mess time too and its fun. Congrats on completing 3 years of Blogging.

      • Reply Shalini September 2, 2016 at 11:33 am

        Thanks very much 🙂

  • Reply Atulmaharaj September 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I always dream of having a wall in my house where kids do whatever they want after all Messy play is important ! Wonderful post Upasna !

    • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Messy Wall…a nice thing to do. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Suchitra September 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I completely agree. Sometimes it’s hard for me to let go of my need to not make a mess but that’s when I have to actively remind myself that it’s okay. Really. He is just being a child and it’s just a mess. I was going to do a post on some of the activities my toddler and I do too so this is a great nudge to actually do it. Thanks.

    • Reply upasna September 2, 2016 at 11:23 am

      You are right Suchitra. We have dedicated mess time too…I will share some more messy play activities in coming posts.

  • Reply Rajlakshmi September 1, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I can understand that as I see my cousin struggle with her bub. His clothes needs be changed every two hours. There’s no point in restricting them. Let them enjoy their childhood. 🙂

    Destiny’s Child

  • Reply Yogita Amit Joshi September 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome post… Being a mom I can totally relate to this…
    Keep writing..
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