Monday, November 30, 2009

Muddy Feet

You know those days?

Those days when you have a ton

of things to do for work.

When none of it is making sense?

When it is raining and dismal outdoors?

This is what happens to Kaish on those days:

muddy feet 001 Seriously.

On a sunny, happy fall day,

when muddy feet would make me smile,

they are no where to be found!

But when I up to my eyeballs in paperwork,

when I am racking my brain about what to make for dinner,

when I am popping advil like jelly beans…

This happens!

And he WALKS thru the house to show me.

I kid you not!

muddy feet 002 Now, I would like to say I handled it with grace and love.

I did NOT!

I yelled.

I think I scared the neighborhood kids.

Oh well.

After we got out to the garage and started getting clean.

I got nicer : )

and I smiled.muddy feet 003

And I listened to the story

of how they were playing at the ‘pond’

(which is really a sewer…in case you were wondering)

when Kaish fell in.

I thanked God for the precious boy

he gave me!

The precious, wonderful boy!

The boy who loves mud!

muddy feet 004

And then I did something that always makes me smile!

I forced them to let me take a picture.

Only Shoshi complied!

circus-and-cabellas-131 Did you play in the mud when you were young?

My Daddy used to take us

out to the edge of the cornfield

in the summer

after it had rained.

That mud felt glorious!

I have to ask my Mom

how she felt about clean up!

I am sure she was DELIGHTED : )


Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

Mud, mud, I love mud. I'm absolutely, positively, wild about mud! I can't go around it, I've gotta go through it. Beautiful, fabulous, super-duper mud!

See my mud story here:

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh boy the mud...boys are attracted to it for sure. I would have done the same thing. Yelled and then snapped some pictures.

Gigi said...

That's what boys do; and that's what moms do. It's completely natural! He's soooo cute though (how could you yell at him? Although, if he was mine - I probably would! ::sigh::)

jen@odbt said...

Ack - I would have yelled too. I bet he had a blast though falling (wink) into the mud.

Mighty M said...

Just think how soft those feet will be with the mud mask!

I played in the mud when I was a kid, but no longer have ANY interest. ;)

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

My toes are wiggling now! I could use some squishy organic mud to sink my toes into.

The Things We Carried said...

I love that you changed the moment and enjoyed what there was in it. Life sure can get dirty :)

Yelena R. said...

Haha! I loved playing in mud when I was little :D

Helen said...

My dad used to take me down to the local river, and we'd go four-wheeling, and then we'd get out and sit around for a while, which usually meant me getting into the mud and water.

But there were a few places along the river that were nearly quick sand, and one day I got into some. I lost my left shoe. I think it might still be there...somewhere...

smiles4u said...

For the most part I love mud...I grew up playing in the mud after the rain...and now I actually encourage it with the children. BUT that is not saying that I wouldn't lose it or flip out if I were caught on a bad day...:) I'm glad that it all worked out in the end and that you got some pictures to record this fun memory(for him :) Great pictures...Wow!

JamericanSpice said...

This is so interesting.

I love the documentation.

Mud. lol . If they'll stay outside and let me wash them off before they come in then I wouldn't mind, but goodness my carpet! ick.

However I do play with them outside in the rain at times and then we all undress in the garage and go in to take a shower :) I give the lil ones bath and then let them play while I shower or something and then we have snacks and's quite fun.

but mud. lol

I love the photo at top...I almost thought it was painted art.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

My sayings around here are, acidents happen and everything washes! you gotta love them stinking boys R!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Yeah, I can't say that I always handle those things with grace and love either...but hey, that makes us human right...I am soooo bad about makes me feel suffocated...not sure why..weird I know!!!

Alicia said...

LOLOLOLOL!!! That is such a boy thing to do. I mean, walking in the house with muddy feet just to show mom!!! That is classic!!!!! Love it!!

Haha..I would have screamed too!

Safire said...

Coming back from Lolli's blog here. :) Nice to meet you too. I loved mud as a kid but now I can't stand the clean up!

Lolli said...

Hey! How fun to see my neighbor right above me in the comments. :) I'll be over at her house tomorrow. As far as mud kids love it. I am not a huge fan. I don't like the way it makes my skin feel as it dries. I stayed away when I was young. My kids are a different story. My youngest, in particular, would sit digging in the mud all day if I'd let him. Grr. I really don't like messes. I have enough of them to deal with.

Kovu the Kat said...

We had a creek and a pond to play in when I was growing up... so lots of mud was involved.

Tara loves mud too. One of her favorite memories (and her friend in VA too) was one day when they had dug a hole in my yard, filled it with water and had mud fights. Luckily the other mom was cool with it too. I even had to house off my house!

Great photos once again!

blueviolet said...

I must have played in the mud puddles but I don't recall. Either that or I was a priss. ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love Kaish...I love mud. You konw it is good for our skin right???...He was just trying to save you on dermatologist appointments later on. really.

Erin said...

I LOVED the mud as a kid, more so than my brother ever did! And I can't wait to play in the mud with my boys!!! =)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love Kaish but not mud-- on my carpets. Good thing he's so darn cute :-)


tattytiara said...

Haha! Well I'm not a fan of sewage, but everything around here is frozen solid and has been for a long time, and when I saw those delightfully muddied feet my toes literally cried - yes, I actually heard them - because they wanted to play too!

Maggie May said...

Did I play in the mud when I was young?! I did worse than that. I played with cow pats! Nasty child.

What photogenic boys! Maybe they will grow up & be models!

You cannot stay cross with them though........... can you!
When my granddaughters are in Japan........... it is strictly shoes off everywhere indoors. Now why don't they do that in MY house? LOL!

Nuts in May

Unknown Mami said...

No one expects you to be a saint. Most people would holler at muddy feet in their home.

Frau said...

I love it boys and their mud, my daughter would freak if a speck of dirt touched her! It's hard not to yell over spilled milk I'm a knee jerk reaction kinda Mom not proud but it's me.

y2krust said...

I would've yelled too - most DEFINITELY! But, after all, it was just the little kitchen rug. I am finding that 99.9% of the times I get upset in life, it wasn't worth it and accomplished nothing other than raising my blood pressure. lol

Marilyn said...

Cute post. My boys loved mud. Had to hose them down lots of times. I'm so happy when I see how much you love and enjoy your boy.

April said...

What is it about kiddos having to walk through the mud instead of around it? Of course, I was the same way! :) I just LOVE your pictures...such a great family!

JennyMac said...

I played in a mud puddle or two back in the day...although I cant say I ever thought to walk through the house to show my parents. Rats! LOL.

Cortney said...

I love the muddy feet! Kaish is getting so big!

Sorry I've been MIA so long. I'm trying to catch up! Hope ya'll had a great Thanksgiving.

Mama M. said...

Oh my goodness! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog via PW's! Seriously, I did feel like I got to know everyone around me soooo well! ;) Loved this post! It reminds me to "not sweat the small stuff"!! Thanks!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I can't believe he actually thought he could walk through the house without hearing you scream. Hah. Unfortunately I never did play in the mud but I do try to get a mudbath once in a blue moon at a spa :)

Sarah Brown said...

I would not have handled this well!!!! Great pics=)
I was never a mud player though.
~Thanks for stopping by.

KrisFlower said...

I love this post...I never played in the mud when I was young because I was a "girly" girl and didn't like to get dirty! But as a mom I encourage all things dirty!


Grandma J said...

You are so normal....yell, then take pictures! Isn't life grand?

Hilary said...

That's just beautiful. Good on you for turning it around that way.

Liz said...

You always make me laugh! I'm glad that Kaishon had fun in the mud! I loved playing in mud too! Now... not so much!

sheila said...

What a cool post! Loved it from start to finish. I'm not so much a mud person. I'm more of a sunny day person, lol

Sarah said...

Ha! I love those muddy feet! So cute!

I sure did play in the mud when I was little! My sisters and brothers and I would make "Chocolate Milk" in the puddles after a rainstorm. I hardly ever wore shoes when I was a kid in the summer, either... except maybe to church. ;)

Great post!

Marie said...

I am still at the stage of lovin' when my boy gets dirty. :) So I loved the pics. Getting that diry means you had fun!!!
Kaishon looks like a guy that could appreciate a plasma car. Put it together. :)

Rachel said...

Oh, it's gonna be one of those stories told around the dinner table when he's grown with his own children and you remind him what a silly goof he was :)

love that you thought to take pictures! :)

jaime said...

My dad used to take us puddle stomping when we were younger :) These photos definitely made me smile and think of that!!

jennykate77 said...

Kaish is SUCH a boy! I think it's fantastic! :)

Brian Miller said...

you know, in those moments i sometimes lose my head as well, until i remember the wonder of little kids and that sometimes that can get a little messy. i know i did. congrats on the POTW mention!

LadyFi said...

I love the way kids live life to the full - mud and all!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how we loved playing in the mud and jumping thru rain puddles! It was a wonderful thing...I loved this post...complete with the screaming and then pride! Congratulations on Post of the Week!

Land of shimp said...

Playing is just no fun when you stay clean! What a wonderful, human response, "I yelled!" Of course you did.

Hilary's mention of your post brought me here. What fun, and easy to see in my mind's eye, also :-)

Margo said...

this post makes me wish I played in the mud more when I was a kid. We have a swampy area near the golf course near our house which was an extension of my daughters' personal hundred acre wood. It made me glad we lived in SC and had an outdoor shower with hot water! lovely post!

Dianne said...

what beautiful photos!!

as a child I was famous for stomping in puddles and then making the kitchen floor slippery

congrats on POTW

gaelikaa said...

Kids like mud. Parents hate it! LOL. Congrats on POTW mention.