by west elm photography
Kansas City Premier Senior Photographer
I'm the type of person that has always lived a life of MY control. If I wanted no noise, I got no noise, If I wanted to leave and go eat, I left and got something to eat, if I wanted to sit in a bath tub for an hour reading, I did that! Being an only child, I pretty much had my way ALL the time. Now that I have twin boys I'm realizing I don't have much control over anything and in return can make me a total wreck of a person. I won't lie, watching my boys all day long is very tiring along with trying to keep the dang house in order. I clean my toosh off every day, work hard on our two businesses, clean up after my husband and very seldom do I really get to chill and enjoy the day. Every day my little men want to play, play, play with mommy and I usually feel very bad because I just don't take the time to sit down and play with them and if I do it's only for 10 minute spurts at a time. Now, I'm not a clean freak and have to have everything squeaky clean but it does take a lot to manage the Addleman empire and the small spurts of playing with my kids really sets me back. It's hard for me to sit still, it's just how I'm wired. Very seldom do I do things that I know are going to be messy...because I know I will be the one to clean it up.
The past few days have been really hard on me, my husband has been out of town and I've found myself slowing losing control of everything, even my emotions. Well, yesterday I woke up and thought, to hell with it, let's get messy and this time I don't mind cleaning up, in fact let the mess sit there for days on end...hubby can clean it when he returns, he owes me. ha
So I did it...
I broke out the paint and let the boys go hog wild with it. They painted cute canvas pictures as well as painted themselves, the floor, the table, you name it. Mind you this is all waterproof, I didn't completely lose my mind now. While they painted everything, I sipped my tea and just watched them while doing my MY favorite pleasure, taking pictures. After the paint, we played in the sprinklers and THEN we ate messy red popsicles on the front porch, wow that's a lot of time away from the dishes, the laundry, the websites, the everything. I will tell you though, that 3 hours we got crazy messy were the best 3 hours I had spent in a long time. Days like this will be on the agenda a lot more. My babies will be in pre-school in August and I won't have this time again so I'm choosing to set aside my old ways of handling the household (fingers crossed) and will really make an effort because what I saw on the faces of my children was so worth it.
Enjoy the pictures from our messy day, I need to do this more often.
Thank you for reading. ~Robin