Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little dirt never hurt

Spring is here which means it's time to play outside. In our house that means one thing. Dirt. My backyard has something like fourteen trees in it so there are several bare patches where the grass doesn't grow due to the shade from the trees. This naturally is where my kids want to play when they are outside. One of my children in particular loves to go outside and sit in the dirt and dig, dig, dig. No not Sophie she can't stay in one spot that long.

Definitely not Audrey. You generally have to look up in a tree to find her.

It's Kylie. This child will find a patch of dirt and sit in it and play forever. When it's time to come inside she is literally covered from head to toe in dirt.
 When it's time to come inside she has to go straight to the shower otherwise I'll have to scrub dirt out of anything she comes into contact with. I cannot even begin to tell you the number of times I've had to stop myself from screaming at her "get out of the dirt!" Being the neat freak I am it just kills me seeing one of my kids do this. However I am trying really hard to keep my mouth shut because I know that the days of playing in the dirt will soon be gone and I'll miss it. So for now I'm loading up on oxiclean and and toying with the idea of making coveralls for her.


greygillfish said...

The dirt bothers me too. I can't stand the kids being dirty. I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut about it too.

The weather is great, isn't it! I sure don't mind that we didn't have much of winter. :)

Arienne said...

I think we all cringe when they play in dirt!