It is no secret that I am that mom who gets down and messy with her kids. My friends have always thought I was a bit crazy because I would let and encourage my kids to make messes when they were little. When they were toddlers I would let them paint in the bathtub with pudding. I would wash the tub out so there was no soap scum or dirt and let them paint away in the bathtub with pudding. Even better was that if they ate it, it was no big deal because it was pudding!
I have continued this way of thinking even as my kids have gotten older. Yes the messes have gotten bigger as they have gotten older, but I firmly believe that it helps with my kids creativity. When the opportunity to partner with swiffer and spread the #YesToTheMess message I was excited because it falls right in line with how I have done things with my kids. Of course as my kids have gotten older, the messes have gotten bigger but they also are able to help participate in the clean up! You should see some of the messes that happen when I let the kids start experimenting in the kitchen making recipes with me 😉
Baking and cooking has always been something that the kids and I enjoy doing together to make a mess. There is a sweet treat at the end of making the mess and cleaning it up 😉
The best way to make a mess when baking a cake is to add food coloring! I let each kid dye their portion of the cake in whatever color they wanted to! It can get quite messy when they all want to make sure their cake has “enough color”.
We like to change up our cakes, and make them swirled. We used 3 cake pans (and one box of cake mix) to make each kid have their own cake to decorate!
Once our cakes baked it was time to keep the fun and mess going on!
I let the kids pick what colors they wanted to use when decorating their cakes, and we even added some sprinkles too!
I think the kids cakes turned out beautiful, nice and sugary and covered with frosting and sprinkles! McKenzie as you can see is waiting for spring and trying to push it along 😉
Then it was clean up time, Alyssa LOVES to clean and she was quite excited for the goodies that we got in the Swiffer box 🙂
Check out the goodies and our cake making adventure 🙂
Swiffer makes clean up easy after we have had fun making a big mess!
- Swiffer Duster: With Dust Lock Adhesive,™ and 50 percent more fibers than regular dusters, this duster’s amazing all-around design cleans deep into grooves to trap and lock up to 3X more dust than a feather duster.
- Swiffer Sweeper: A 2-in-1 hard surface sweeping and mopping tool. The dry cloth has deep ridges and grooves that conform to the surface of your floor to trap and lock dirt, dust and hair, while the wet cloth dissolves dirt and grime and traps it away, giving you an amazing clean.
- Swiffer Wet Jet: All-in-one system that cleans floors thoroughly using cleaning solutions specially formulated to break up and dissolve tough messes.
What is also important to me is helping other moms, I was excited that Swiffer sent me a box to share with a Mom friend. I was able to give my mom friend the box to help her clean up the messes that her kiddos make! I love being able to spread the love and fun with my mom friends 🙂 Now she can have her kids make messes and not have to worry about the clean up!
What ways do you make it fun for the kids when saying Yes to the Mess?
Plus I get to make one MidgetMomma reader excited for mess with their own swiffer cleaning products 🙂
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