Most messes in this house seem to involve the items in our pantry and kitchen.
It might seem like a good idea to install a lock on the pantry.
It already has one.
And I don't like it. I leave it unlocked all the time.
Because to me? The mess we clean up together is worth the 45 minutes of peaceful, happy, creative playtime.
These are the things I hope they remember about being a kid.
Creative play, inventive ideas, experiments, a mom that encourages instead of punishes (I'm still far from perfect at this!),
and getting along and having fun as brother and sister.