It started with a hole.
They said "Can we dig a big hole in the yard?"
"sure." I said.
"But you will have to fill it in again when you are done."
When they began to fill the hole with water and requested swimsuits i said, "you may not come in the house until you are rinsed clean."
May be needless to say, but they were outside for many hours.
I hope the sight of these crazy muddy children brought a little joy to your day...
i know they brought plenty in to mine.
(the clean one is a sweet neighbor boy from down the road... the crazy muddy four are mine)