Every Thursday is "Messy Thursday". She told us to expect play doh, paint, etc, etc. So I got to school a few minutes early today and went in to observe for a little bit, and the kids were finishing their messy project. They were making bird feeders by smearing peanut butter on toilet paper tubes and sticking oatmeal and Chex mix on them. All the kids were covered in peanut butter. Chase had it in his hair. Some kids were licking it off their paper tubes, like eating corn on the cob. They were all disgustingly messy and happy. It was awesome.
And it wasn't in my kitchen! And although Chase still smells faintly like a sandwich and will definitely need a bath tonight, I don't have to do any clean up. Sweet!