This morning we woke to gloomy skies and rain. I didn't mind, because I thought for sure it meant that Reuben could stay home from work. Unfortunately he had inside work, so we didn't get to spend the morning together. At least he got off early.
Anyway, I decided to let Helen go outside and play with her cousins (after donning her mud boots and rain coat). Then I realized that splashing in muddy puddles would make great photos. So, like a good mom, I aimed my camera at the kids and told them to jump! They of course loved it. Judah got a bit excited and splashed my camera (it's no worse for wear).
That moment when you realize your mom is okay with you getting dirty.
I remember one day when I was a little girl (probably three or four years old), my mom let me jump in puddles. It was absolutely glorious.