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.