Yesterday the boys were playing rather nicely in the backyard. Taking rocks from one part of the yard and putting them in a bucket, throwing the ball around and chasing it…and then they discovered about 2 inches of rainwater in the blow-up pool. I tried to distract them with other things, to no avail. Soon they were both in, completely from head to toe in tennis shoes, shirts and shorts… and having a ball! By the time I got my camera, L had enough and wanted out.
Thankfully I had a friend visiting who helped me strip them down and dry them off before heading inside. At some point you just have to let ’em get dirty! I think a good 70% of my job as a mother consists of cleaning up after them.