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For the most part, I don’t freak out when messes are made. I tend to be a bit on the messy side myself, so I get it. If the mess is due to fun being had, I can (almost) never object. Last summer, I had one such mess on my hands. It all started like this:
Revenge is definitely what they got. What we didn’t know is that every single time the girls went inside to fill up, they were also throwing water all over the house. Yeah. All. Over. The. House. I still have no idea how they thought that was cool, it was totally out of character for both of them. I can only assume they were caught up in all of the fun and just a tad too excited.
While it was so not cool, I couldn’t even pretend to be mad – we had had so much fun! Clean up wasn’t actually too bad, just a lot of towels, and the house actually ended up a bit cleaner than it started – and yes, the girls helped out. I wouldn’t change anything about that epic water fight, and it’s a fun family memory we’ll always have. I did however, learn the importance of setting ground rules.
With the help of Swiffer, parents can say “Yes to the Mess!” and embrace life’s little messes because they’re able to get a really thorough clean in minutes. The easy clean-up process allows children the opportunity to make a mess and explore a life rich in creativity.
It’s an incredible experience to see your child create something without any reservations; unfortunately, this is a rare sight for most. According to the second annual Swiffer Cleaning Index, the majority (70 per cent) of parents feel that letting kids make a mess helps encourage their creativity, however many (65 per cent) have said “no” to their kids’ request because of the mess it will make.
The belief that messes are a part of a child’s development is increasing with the generations. Seventy-five per cent of millennials think that letting kids make messes encourages their creativity- this is in comparison to the 62 per cent of Boomer parents.
A mess can be a great learning opportunity, in so many ways. Nearly all parents (97 per cent) agree that young children learn a lot from cleaning up a mess.
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