playing in the mud
Oh how dirty this little boy likes to get. Thank goodness I am one who believes that childhood includes dirt under your fingernails on a regular basis. Recently at a park a little girl came over to the sandbox and her mom grabbed her hand and led her away from it saying, “We do not play with sand. That is disgusting.” I felt bad for the little girl. I assume that one day there will be something E wants to do and that I may not be into it. I hope that I can do it anyway, seeing it through his eyes and still find some enjoyment in it.
We had some leftover fill dirt from my raised garden bed and spread it around an area of our yard that we were landscaping. When combined with water it made some fantastic mud and I let Emmet get a good play in it before we covered it with wood chips. He had a blast. That little metal watering can is one of my best purchases for outside play. He loves to fill it up and dump it out, usually down his front. Anytime I have the hose out he comes running with it. We change out of wet clothes often!
What is your little’s favorite outside toy?