There have been many things I have had to learn to accept upon becoming a Mother. Like accepting that the house will get messy. There is no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. The reality is that if you have kids your house will get messy.
Keeping a house clean with kids around is almost like trying to brush your teeth after eating Oreo’s. Impossible. You just need to learn to roll with it.
In my case you learn to accept Swiffer as your new best friend.
You will find me using my Swiffer Sweeper and WetJet almost daily. Whether it be to quickly clean up the floors before a play date or to clean up the dirty foot prints traipsed in from the outdoors, these products are what contribute to my house remaining somewhat tidy. Even if only for a few minutes.
Did you know that 75% of millennials think that letting kids make messes encourages their creativity? This is in comparison to the 62% of Boomer parents.
Allowing kids to make messes can be a great learning opportunity, in so many ways. Nearly all parents (97%) agree that young children learn a lot from cleaning up a mess.
So if you are like I once was, terrified of accepting the mess. Don’t be! Just say yes to the mess because the reality is that those messy activities, like making cloud dough or finger painting can be tidied easily and well, your children love them! What could be better than sipping coffee while accepting life’s little messes while your child embraces a life rich in creativity? Absolutely nothing!
I would love to hear you share about your child’s most brilliant “mess” to date. Tell me about it in the comments below, and enter for your chance to win a #YesToTheMess Prize Pack. This prize pack is valued at $83* and includes:
- Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kit
- Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit
- Swiffer WetJet refill
- Swiffer Sweeper
- Swiffer Dry Refill
- Magic Eraser
Giveaway Disclosure: This giveaway ends at 11:59PM ET on May 31, 2016. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only, excluding Quebec. P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest. The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Image Source: Shutterstock | Finger Painting & Kids Playing in House