When we got home this afternoon, the kids were immediately begging to frolic in the backyard. This is standard after-school routine, but today was the 2nd day of rain (again!), which only ended about 2 hours before school did, in what has, so far, been a very wet spring. My first thought was, "because the 5 loads of laundry I have waiting for me upstairs isn't enough, you want to add muddy clothes to the mix?" But even as that thought entered my head, I was reminded of a post by The Little Travelers' mom just a short time ago about the rhythms of their day, and how they always made a point to be outside, even if for a short time.
So I stared at this puddle...
and outside we went.
An extra load of laundry seems like a small price to pay.
what a good mom you are!! No wonder my house is always a mess...as I usually let fun come first. LOL Your kids seem to enjoy themselves... the growth on the evergreen tree is neat!ReplyDelete
I pretty much do laundry everyday to keep up, the putting away is the hard part for us. :)
Very cool evergreen growth. The making of pinecones is the coolest! Don't even mention laundry...we are soooo behind.ReplyDelete
I LOVE the little travelers. we own the japan DVD of theirs and I read their blog often.ReplyDelete
I have to admit I feel the same about mud play and laundry. I want to automatically say "no" to the mud play and then I stop myself and let them play and have fun and I always feel better for it. Sooooooooooo much laundry. Ugh! I think it breeds itself in the night...hee hee
That looks like so much fun. Grady and I did a little puddle stomping yesterday while the babe napped, too.ReplyDelete
The laundry does get to be a bit much at times, but I think you chose the right thing. :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait until our grass is that green!ReplyDelete
Oh spring...I like to call it the muddy season! You are a great mama!ReplyDelete
Playing in the mud and outdoors is the best! I love your blog.ReplyDelete