Sunday, April 5, 2009

If You Give A Child A Puddle

If you give a child a puddle,


she'll throw her mittens in it.

She will sit in it with her brother and fling mud.


They will probably get all muddy.


Being muddy will remind them that their mama doesn't like to do laundry.


They will find a snowbank and roll in it to get clean.


Rolling in the snowbank will remind them that they are cold, and they will ask to come in and have hot chocolate.

Before they have hot chocolate, their mama will make them have a bath. Being wet will remind them of how much fun they had in the puddle. Chances are, as soon as they are all clean, they will want to go back outside. . . with clean mittens.


Shelagh said...

this looks like my house today, staying up late to put the kids coats in the dryer so they have something to wear to school in the morning.

Excellent post, one of our favorite books too!!

Bill Harshaw said...

You never have too many sets of clean, dry mittens.

Dawn said...

Kids and mud... magnets!


Heather said...

Such a familiar site- do yours fill their boots with water too?

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Why is mud such a magnet??? Hubs had the boys do their muddy laundry yesterday after they spun around on the quad. What a soaking soppy mess. I am not complaining this time as I got a mopped bathroom floor out of the deal!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh so true!!! At least you took some pictures to smile at, I just couldn't bring myself to do that.


Jennifer T. said...

That is too cute!! No idea how I found your blog but I made a note weeks ago to come back and visit.

Blessings on your family,
Jennifer, a Texan living in Bolivia =)

Pony Girl said...

Fun twist on the "If you give a pig a pancake" book (I know them all, I'm a preschool teacher! :) I love that kids are so willing to get dirty and explore. Well, some are. A few are weird about getting paint on their fingers or scooping out pumpkin guts w/their bare hands! :)

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