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