Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't stress the mess



The benefits of playing in the mud, the dirt, the water and the sand to a child's health, well being, learning and develop outweigh the nuisance of muddy shoes, dirty knees and wet socks.

Washing dirty clothes and dirty feet today is a small price to pay for the well document benefits of playing outdoors - and the childhood memories - that will live with your child forever.


7 comments:

  1. Ahhh Jenny...i couldn't agree more!! You might like this pic i just posted today of one of twins discovering red paint outside! We are so excited to get back outside after the rain i thought the mess was glorious...for some reason i alwayss eem to put a disclaimer about the mess washing out though as i get so many comments about how i handle letting them get that messy!So i LOVE that sentiment and pic of yours' above!!! http://mummymusingsandmayhem.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/weekend-that-was.html#
    I don't usually leave links...hope it's ok but i knew when i read this you would love the mess!x

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  2. If only we could all live that way Jenny. Living in the moment while thinking about the long term. Unfortunately the world sems to have become an instant results orientated place with little or no regard for what lays beyond.
    Thank you for reminding us of one of life's simple pleasures. Now where's that mud hole?

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  3. You are so right! My guy loves mud and dirt.

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  4. what's the best way to create a mud pit from nothing? I am planning on celebrating international mud day on the 29th...

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  5. This is great! Children learn best through experiencing their world hands-on!

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  6. We can say that children are the happiest person living in the world, almost no worries, invulnerable of stress and depression, always energetic and love to explore. We might say they are very curious, it is only natural as they are still developing.

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