At first glance, there was a little girl picking up grass from Grandma's yard and bringing it onto the deck and throwing it everywhere. And it would have been easy to say, "Stop making that mess."
But if you listened closely, you could hear a little girl singing a song about how fun it is to dance and decorate Grandma's house with beautiful golden sparkles as she ran back and forth and twirled and smiled and giggled.
And if you looked really close, you could learn this really beautiful lesson: You really can create your own magic.
Just like that.
(And sometimes letting them make a mess is the best parenting move you can make.)