Sunday, April 02, 2006

Take Joy in the Grime

Today was an absolutely beautiful day and as I drove down the back alley to my house I saw my kids playing in the lot behind us. They were climbing the snow mountain created by the clearing of the parking lot and then running through the mud, skipping stones in the puddles and having a blast.

It reminded me of my own childhood, of playing in the pasture where the dugout overflowed from melting snow and created a "river" for us to play in. I don't know how many times we got our boots stuck and had to yell for Grandpa to come and free us. I don't know how many times our boots were so stuck that he pulled our feet out and that was all that would come out. I often wonder, every spring, how many half pair of boots were left behind in the muck.

Today, I perfomed my first "stuck boot rescue mission" and I managed to catch it all on my camera.

Obviously this created a fair bit of work for me but, it was fun being reminded of how much fun my brother, sister and I had as a kid.


Paula Joy said...

That is awesome! I love it! I, too, remember all the fun I had in the mud when I was a kid. We used to create rivers going from the top of the slope to the bottom. Gotta love that mud!!!

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh how fun!

Dominique said...

So cool. I cringe at the horror that mess creates... but I'm right there with you. It looks like great fun. Beautiful photos, too.

Candice said...

That looks like so much fun! But I'm totally obsessive and can't help but think OH MY THE MESS! THE HORRIBLE MESSY MUDDY MESS!