With all the rain that El Nino unleashed on California last week, it was no surprise that my kids wanted to go outside just to get all muddy and have fun.
For days, I kept denying them the freedom to jump in mud puddles because we all had colds and needed to recuperate.
Lucky for them, the rain poured non-stop, creating muddy puddles that stayed long after the last raindrop fell on the ground. That gave them time to get over their colds, go out back, and… squish!!!
Ah. Partners in crime, these two. How fun, right?
Just look at their hands!
And let’s not forget the shoes.
Oh the muddy, muddy shoes!
All of these are evidence of a happy child, right?
After all, whoever said that childhood should be a clean affair? Sometimes, the dirtier you get, the more fun you have. Just ask any adventurer out there.
That’s the truth and I’m sticking to it.