Monday, April 12, 2010

Good Dirty Fun

"If a kid is dirty at the end of the day, they probably had a good time." --Cousin Jodi

The first time I took my first baby to the park, I was traumatized by the idea that my pristine angel might come in contact with . . . dirt (shudder). I've loosened up a bit since then, but I still have to remind myself that it's more important for my kids to experience life than to keep their fingernails perpetually clean. That's why the good Lord gave us soap and water.


Science Teacher Mommy said...

Hah! We have a park not far from here that has a ton of sand. My kids don't even realize there is a big toy to play on there! I keep buckets in the car all summer and a ready supply of old towels (there is a water feature there too--in the sand!). I laugh when I meet friends over there who are constantly after their kids to stay clean and out of the sand. What is the point of GOING to the park, I ask?

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

I try to remind myself of that. :)