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
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