Friday, September 24, 2010

mud, mud, glorious mud

"Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let me wallow in glorious mud"

- The Hippopotamus Song 

What started as a frolic under the hose on a beautiful spring day ended in this:

Happy as pigs in mud!.

For more on mud play:


  1. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
    Donna :) :)

  2. Oh man, Jenny, I don't think even Woodland Park can top this. I bow to you and the children of your school. You are the high royalty of messy play. =)

  3. Oh. My. Word!
    WHAT did the parents say when they came to pick up their children? We "do" mud, but not like that!

    Fortunately our warm weather is on the way out so the digging area will be wellies and waterproofs only for the next 7 months.

    I completely applaud your style.

    Quick funny story. I took my own children on a notoriously muddy walk and let them do pretty much what your photos look like. I had clean clothes and plastic sacks for the car - no big deal.

    A family walked past and the children longingly asked their mum if they could join. I heard the mum say "No way. I can't beleive the nanny is letting them get in that state. She'll get the sack for sure!" So I called over, "I am the mum and I don't think my kids will sack me for letting them have fun!" She turned red and huffed off!

  4. w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l.


  5. In a good way, I am so jealous of the freedom you have.
    Thanks for posting, I feel like I was there!

  6. Wow. Unforgettable experience for them, I'm sure.