Spring has arrived, and on one balmy afternoon I let the twins outside, knowing they would find the mud puddles–even though they’d never played in puddles before. It didn’t take long for them to find the puddles.
Baby Bean and Key Lime Pie (not pictured) joined in the dirty fun. I just sat on the porch and enjoyed watching their excitement and curiosity.
The downside is that they know about mud now, so they beeline it to the mud puddle every time they get outside. (Which is pretty often because Skooter learned how to open doors. Curses.)It was still worth it.
Tasting the muddy driveway gravel. They had to taste the mud several times. Seriously these boys have refused to taste so many delicious foods, like flan 🍮(!!), but the mud went right into their mouths–more than once!
A muddy bath to extend the fun. And there were little muddy bite marks in the soap when they got out of the tub. Seriously, I don’t know why I bother cooking.
In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air.