Do you ever let your kids lead the way? Sometimes I find this difficult but when I do, I realize how beautiful it is. One afternoon I went to turn the hose on so I could water the plants, but Easton got to it first. Rather than telling him "no" I just sat back and watched. He took a drink, gave the dogs a drink, soaked himself and started playing in the mud. The mud covered his soft cheeks and cute little hands. He lined little rocks and pieces of mulch on our outdoor furniture.
He was all giggles when the dogs started joining in.
I think sometimes we just need to let them experience things on their own, rather than controlling every aspect of their environment. Dirt and all.
Thank goodness for bath tubs and bubbles.