Do you ever wish you could go back to being a kid for a day? Care free, fun loving without all the serious ‘adult-ness’ of life? I know I do. Perhaps this is why I enjoyed this video from Persil showing some of the All Blacks being big kids by painting blindfolded.
I love doing crafts and messy play with my kids, but I have to confess that sometimes I get caught up thinking about the ‘mess’ rather than the fun and my boring adult-ness seems to come through.
Although I try and teach my kids to look after their things, I don’t want them to be materialistic. I’d rather them value people and memories over things any day.
So I want them to learn by experience, touching and being creative – and perhaps it wouldn’t hurt me to forget my stuffy adult-ness and get down and get involved too. To feel the squelch of mud between my toes and do a finger painting. One of my favourite memories as a kid was playing ‘ewwy gooey’ in the backyard – basically Mum would give us whatever old ingredients she had in the cupboard and we would make crazy concoctions. Such fun!
So, when I was given this opportunity to work with Persil on this campaign, I was initially disappointed that they didn’t send me an All Black; but instead I decided to take a look back at some of the messy and creative memories I’ve helped create with my kids.
Is it just me or does mess seem to be proportionate to fun for kids?
The great thing about having a good washing powder/ detergent like Persil, the only permanent reminders will be in the photos not on the clothes.
What’s your favourite messy/fun activity?
This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own.