This past weekend I let my twins play in the mud for the first time. It was amazing! They were covered in it! The Hun even tried to eat it.
I got right in there with them and got a little muddy too. It reminded me that sometimes I need to chill the hell out and just play with my babies. I’ve been super uptight lately and I’m getting on my own nerves.
A couple years ago, before they moved here, The Boy and Crazy Eyes came down to visit. I tried to get them to play in the mud and they cried. I think they were 4 and 2. I had to get in the mud and put it on myself before they stopped freaking out. Maybe they thought they were going to get in trouble. Maybe they were scared of getting dirty. I never figured it out. By the end of the day they were sold on mud pies and haven’t looked back. You can see how happy they were that first time. They were so little. Now I have to chase them out of the mud anytime it rains. Once Crazy Eyes even coated herself in wet ashes from the fire pit. It was so gross and she was super pleased with herself.
Do yourself a favor and slow down and do something ridiculous with your kids. Get muddy. Get dirty. Have a dance party. Try and guess jelly bean flavors. Play hide and go seek. Find a way to laugh and enjoy them while they are little. You won’t regret it. Just make sure you wash your feet before you go back inside.