Mason West is a MESS! He's a FABULOUS eater, but is messy in every sense of the word. He'll occasionally use a fork, but typically he places the food onto his fork using his hands. He manages to get food ALL OVER himself at almost every meal - including in his ears, in his hair and on his toes.
Since his high chair sits on one of our kitchen chairs and he was making a habit of rubbing those dirty little fingers all over the chair - we've had to resort to putting a t-shirt over the back of the chair in an attempt to keep it clean.
Most meals end in a bath, because that's easier than trying to wipe him clean - and I have no clue how his babysitter sends him home squeaky clean every day :)