Both of these tykes look like they might be aware of the mess they’ve made. A few pots of paint can mean big destruction when it comes to friends that have an artistic streak, and these guys truly went to town. They even got a little bit of color on the puzzle-piece mat they’ve been playing on, and the clean-up time is going to be a lot longer than the time it took to make the mess.
Those puzzle pieces probably soak in the color. The kids look a little startled in the picture, so maybe they were mid-mess when the picture-taker showed up with the camera.
At Least Somebody is Having Fun
A mom was in the middle of one of Jakarta's intense traffic jams when she received this picture from her husband, happily showing off all the jewelry that the daughter is able to wear. She's loaded up with dozens of arm bands and what looks like hundreds of necklaces, all layered over a My Little Pony dress.
This is the kind of thing that dads get up to when they're left alone with their kids. Not everybody has to spend their days like they're stuck in a traffic jam. She looks pleased as punch to be wearing everything from her mom's jewelry box.
The Mess We've All Made
Kids really like spaghetti and meatballs – of course, they do, lots of people do. Maybe it's the fact that it's weird, stringy noodles instead of clumps of moist food like they normally get, maybe it's the flavor, and maybe it's the messy quality that this saucy meal is famous for.
This gal is having a wee of a time painting her face, her bib, and anything else she can get her hands on in delicious red sauce. A little bit of pasta on the head (no doubt put there by someone who wanted a better picture) completes the outfit.
Something that Will Always Happen
Maybe you've been sitting on the toilet, staring at the toilet roll hanging on the wall because you forgot your phone. A thought goes through your head – long buried after years of adulthood. You wonder if maybe you should just give the toilet roll a whack and unravel it onto the floor. It probably doesn't happen at work or at a friend's house, but maybe at home.
Well, next time it happens, let your little kid out. Do it. Sure, you'll have to clean it up, but it will be fun for a bit. It will occupy your time. And maybe you might walk out of the bathroom with a smile on your face.
If you don't have kids, you might wonder why kids are so often shirtless and pantless. It is because they are master makers of a big, sticky mess. Give them any amount of food that has the potential to make a mess, and there will be at least a little bit of mess.
Something like a Popsicle, in this picture, is really going to end up more as a work of art than something that will end up in the stomach. This little guy has it all over his face, his chest, his hands, and it's even getting in his hair.