Kelly over at Be A Fun Mum is always so inspiring. She’s a beautiful mother. Thoughtful, thought provoking and gentle.
Not to mention fun.
She totally lives up to her name. Whenever I do anything super fun I think of her so when I set up my mud kitchen I dropped her a line straight away.
I’m down with dirt. I’m down with mud.
I can be a fun mum too.
Some things in life are quite simply meant to go together.
Gin loves tonic, a pie lives for sauce, feet adore massages and children delight in dirt.
A friend of mine was talking about setting up a mud kitchen in her garden complete with muffin trays and wooden spoons and my initial reaction was of fear of mess.
I’m often prone to this fear.
Then I thought about it.
I’ve been working on my acceptance of messy play for as long as I’ve had children and I think for the most part I’m winning. I can mix the Play Dough colours now without so much as a shiver, and when I find paint all over the children, and floor, I can now laugh rather than freak out… too much.
Texta/crayons/pencil on the couch or walls still gets me where it hurts however, but I imagine nary a parent out there is down with furniture enhanced by toddler graffiti.
The more I thought about my friend’s idea, the more I realized that the mud kitchen is actually quite genius.
To read more about setting up my mud kitchen pop over to Be A Fun Mum here.
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