Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Playing in the Dirt




My younger two children LOVE to play in the dirt! However, this is not typically something I let them do because 1) it puts holes in the yard that are never the same again and 2) they get beyond filthy. But one day last week when I was feeling extra-nauseated, I was looking for a fun activity that would keep them both busy for a while (Sarah was finishing school). So I told them they could play in the dirt! They played so nicely together for over an hour before I told them it was time to get cleaned up and come inside. They were both quite dirty, but Rachel was COVERED from head to toe in dirt and mud. Her hair was such a mess. I turned the garden hose on so they could spray off before coming in the house and went inside to get towels and run bath water. When I came back out, Benjamin was standing there stark naked hosing himself down! Apparently he did not understand the need to keep clothing ON while hosing down! I quickly helped him into the house while saying a silent thank you in my mind for lots of trees in the backyard to shield the neighbors' eyes from what was happening. It took a shower and two baths to get all of the dirt out of Rachel's hair and Benjamin said while getting out of the tub, "Whew! I'm never playing in that dirt again! It makes me so tired!"

9 comments:

Jenny said...

OH MY WORD!! THAT is awesome!! I have NEVER seen hair get that dirty before! I love taking my kids out to jump in puddles in the fall, but that usually just gets them cold and wet...and a little muddy. But that photo of Rachel takes the cake! Defintely one to keep forever! Maybe even frame it in between some serious posed ones? :)

Tom and April said...

Haha. I was laughing so hard. This was too funny and too cute. Love it. Hope your sickness gets better soon.

Carol said...

You need a sandbox!

joeandkris513 said...

So funny! Thanks for the new pics and the laugh. My girls like to take everything off after a beach trip under our outdoor shower...I'm so glad for the fence and always pray no one from church will show up!

Janet said...

Priceless!

Amanda said...

So adorable! Love the pic of all the clothes on the ground! LOL! Rachel is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

That is sooo funny! Love the pics! What fun they must have had!!!

~Emily

Tim and Cindy said...

That's hilarious, Becky! =)

Brenda O said...

I love it!I laughed so hard I cried!Having to boys I know how much dirt is fun to play in!Cherish the pics and write down the memory in a journal!Definitely a Keeper! :D