Today I proved my worth as a mother.
I let fun come first.
I let spontaneity rule.
I let my kids go outside and play in the rain.
Sometimes you just have to let them be kids. I remember going out and splashing in puddles and playing outside.
It seems like kids these days, or my kids anyway, don't get to go out and play like they used to.
I'm an Army Brat and was raised on Army Posts. There were always packs of kids of all ages roaming around looking for "the new kids."
We played in the rain, we played in the snow, we ran around outside until the street lights came on.
So today when Josh came home from school and wanted to run around in the puddles, I let him.
Sam didn't like it so much but he really wanted to be outside.
Josh, the future engineer and/or scientist was conducting experiments by taking rocks and building dams. He wanted to change the course of the water.
He was so busy running around, he would barely stand still for a photo. Here, he's looking at the water move his rocks.
He was talking about how strong the current was to move the rocks. And how "the rocks have to pile up to change the flow of the water" (yes, he used those words, the kid amazes me).
In the end, we had to come in because they were soaked to the bone and Sam was cold....
Josh was not happy, he would have stayed out all day. But Sam was cold and coming in.
Now they are both bathed and playing nicely together (shhh! I didn't say that!)