Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Stay at Home Mom Chronicles : Playing in the Mud

My days around here seem to run together.
Ordinary moments unfold around me daily
and I need to stop and relish in them.

One day, my boys will be out living life
and I will miss these everyday experiences.

So, I am taking the time to document
the simple moments that pass between us.
I'm calling this little collection of memories...


Playing in the mud.

After a rainy day, when the sun finally comes out,
I know a little boy that can't resist playing in the mud.

There's no stopping him once he sees it.
He just can't keep himself from digging his hands in the goop.

I say, why stop him? 
So into the mud he goes.

He loves all the squishing, 
throwing, smearing, exploring.
He could do it for hours on end.
 How could a mama not let him
get out there and get dirty?

Clothes can be washed 
and so can grubby little fingers.

I just strip him down to his skivvies
on the front porch 
when he's done
and toss him into a warm soapy bath
in the middle of the afternoon.

Somehow the whole thing feels very indulgent.
I know that we'll both look
back on these dirty afternoons of exploring fondly.


Sue said...

It's so important for kids to get out and be in nature...all the way in nature.

I'm glad you are a mom who lets that happen!

(And so is he, I'll bet...)


Angelwithatwist said...

Yeah not one of my boys were ever like that. They were the ewwww mom mud on my hands kids.. I on the other hand love to get barefoot and play in it.. what does that say about me??