The 4 year old dressed himself for Church
with one tennis shoe and one Croc. Didn’t notice until lunch.
I woke up one morning to the sound of all the kids in one room. Turns out, they were all upstairs in the babies’ crib, where they had gotten a hold of a large Family-Sized bag of Dorito chips and busted that thing Wide open. Everyone, including the baby was covered in ORANGE from head to toe. They looked like little mascots for the GATORS. They were giggling and crushing orange chips all over the place.
As I told my mom this story in frustration, she said: Did you get a picture? I’m like . . . a picture? They made a mess, are you kidding? She said: It’s just STUFF. It can be washed, but without a picture, it’s just a memory. Huh! I hadn’t thought of it that way. I usually thought of myself, how it was more work for me to fix up, wash up and and clean up. But if I switched gears and focused on them, it would be a funny story for later, and not so much of a downer for the kids living in the moment.
So next time you see your little one coloring their face on picture day or drawing on their bedroom wall, out of creativity and not sheer maliciousness, make a big deal out of it! Take a picture and then show them how to wash it off with Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser. Memories are great, but a picture is worth a 1000 words. Start clicking!