I hate messes.Posted: January 26, 2010 Filed under: Dangerous Book for Boys 1 Comment
It may surprise you, if you know what a horrible housekeeper I am, to learn that I really hate messes. Imagine what a trial (!) it is for me to have a little boy around. (By the way, I realized today that the Bwun is more and more a little boy and less a baby. Sad! And exciting at the same time!)
Besides the fact that the Bwun destroys every tidy and clean spot I can create in our house, he also likes to feed himself. I try to give him little things he can pick up, and leave the spoon-feeding to me, but today was just one of those days. He was determined to use the spoon not only to put food in his mouth but to scoop food out of the bowl. We tried yogurt.
It was a big, big mess.
It would have been okay if the Bwun hadn’t finally picked up the little bowl and started waving it around. And dumping it on his pants, which had avoided getting any food on them until that point. Yeah, he had a bath right after I finished taking pictures.
I understand the wanting things very clean when at the same time that you can’t keep it that way. What you can develop is the ability to not notice! The yogurt looks like it probably tasted good–the part that got in his mouth, anyway. Cute kid!