I try to stretch myself and let them make a mess. It's not easy for me...the control freak!
But to see the smile on their faces when they're at the table makes the moments of chaos worth it.
Cole and Ava enjoy coloring. They'll sit there for a good 20-30 minutes.
Eli...well...he'd sit there all day. All. Day!
And heaven forbid you try and tell him that coloring time is over!
(Obviously, these pictures were taken before the gate came down!)