Sometimes the hardest part of motherhood is letting kids be kids. What does it mean to be a kid? Well, it's messy. Kids are new to our world and have to learn how to navigate all the unspoken rules, cultural norms, behaviors, and especially the emotions.
But, it's messy for another reason as well. Kids are naturally creative beings with unhindered imagination not yet tainted by the world. With my son, I do my best to let his creativity run wild and sometimes it ends up in crayon stained furniture and a lot of ruined clothes! Today we had another wonderful day of art play and this little guy loved smelling his silly scented Crayola's.