When we get a lot of rain, my parents have an area that floods and Seth has affectionately nicknamed it "Papa's Pool." They have just enough pairs of mud boots for all the grandsons, and the kids are sometimes allowed to go out and play in the mud. Cool grandparents, huh??
The last time this happened and all the grandkids were together, my Mom had the generous idea to give them kitchen spoons to dig with. Not throw away plastic spoons, but her good kitchen spoons.
One of the kids inevitably lost one of the spoons in the mud and couldn't find it. Enter Papa to dredge the puddle looking for the lost spoon...
I am pretty sure if this would have happened when we were kids, someone would have been in big trouble.
No, scratch that.
This scenario would've never happened. We would never have been allowed to take the kitchen spoons outside and play with them in the first place. Grandkids get to have all the fun!! :-)
Happy, muddy cousins!