Saturday, February 12, 2011

Yay, mud!

When the temperature is a lowly digit, 45 degrees seems almost heavenly. And knowing that that temperature was waiting for me this weekend was what got me through this frigid week.

Still, as conversations turned toward weekend activities, I'd get surprised looks when I announced our plans: We're playing in the snow until it melts, and then in the mud that's left.

I'd see the double-take from my co-workers.

What? Let your kids play in the mud?

You're darn right. What's wrong with letting your kids get a little messy once in a while? Hands can hose off, clothes can wash. When you're a kid, there are few things better than getting a little dirty...and not being yelled at for doing so!

So yes, if you see a couple of little ones out, dressed in jackets and filthy pants and shoes, just smile. Because they've had the best afternoon out in a month!

Wishing you an early spring,
Going Green Mama


SustainaMom said...

Love it! I can remember pretending to bake pies out of mud. Acorns were the secret ingredient :)

Y'all have a great time!

Green Bean said...

I hear ya sister! If you could have seen us last weekend. I literally had to carry my 8 year old inside because despite hosing off and stripping down, he was just filthy. Two baths later and he was kinda clean - after the most fun he'd had all month.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper said...

Love it!


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