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A Muddy Child Is A Happy Child

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. Β That gave them time to get over their colds, go out back, and… squish!!!

muddy kids

Ah. Partners in crime, these two. How fun, right?

Just look at their hands!

kid muddy hands

kid muddy hands and toys

And let’s not forget the shoes.

Oh the muddy, muddy shoes!

kid muddy boots

kid muddy boots

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. Β Just ask any adventurer out there.

That’s the truth and I’m sticking to it.




22 thoughts on “A Muddy Child Is A Happy Child

  1. Kids love to get dirty, for the most part once in a while there might be one that has a moment. But they all find puddles, so-much-fun!!

    Happy Wednesday, and Happy New Year!!
    Oh My Heartsie GIrl


  2. LOL – Love it !! Just like me when I am in my garden – dirty, muddy hands.
    My grandma used to say that she could tell how good a day we had on the farm, by how dirty we were at the end. πŸ™‚


  3. Now, THAT looks so much fun. Is it wrong that I still sometimes have a desire to climb about in the mud even though I’m an adult…?

    Lovely photos


    1. Trust me, I know how you feel. I have many cringe-worthy moments when they’re in the sand or mud…. Haha! Most times I manage to suppress my scream, but sometimes I start telling them to not get dirty – which is, you know, kinda hard for them at that point. LOL


    1. Very true. I just think of it this way: if it was me, an adult, having fun that way too, I would get dirty too (and not die), so why would I have a cow if the kids dirty when they’re playing? Right? I think that mostly, it’s the dreaded clean-up afterwards that make us adults reluctant to let kids get dirty, you know?


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