Dirt Washes Off

I tend to be one of those moms who doesn't like her child to get dirty. Don't ask me why. Part of it is this insane thought that she should appear presentable at all times. Guess what? This is not real life. It is becoming more and more apparent to me that I try to live in a "perfect life snapshot". In other words I try to live my daily life based on a perfect moment. It ain't gonna happen folks. It makes me tired and jaded. It also makes my family stressed and cranky. There aren't many times that you would hear me say "let kids be kids" but now is one of them.

I was reminded yesterday as our five year old was playing in the water and mud with her friends that dirt washes off. These memories won't. Letting her play and have fun outside is good and she will always remember it, even if she doesn't remember this particular day.

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