I'm just a perfectly nice mom of two girls who have turned out very messy. I have no idea how.
Well, maybe I have a little idea how...
|Cutest mass murderer ever!|
I always loved making magnificent mudpies. They were chocolate, because mud is chocolate-flavored (obviously.) I decorated my creations with seeds, berries, and flowers in intricate designs. In today's terminology they were Artisanal Dirt Delights with whole grains and organic ingredients.
Another day three-year-old me noticed a stream of ants in the garage. My parents let me stay out there swatting hundreds of them. It was a fantastic day! My mom taught me an important parenting lesson: "Peace and quiet is sometimes worth a lapse in hygiene."
My mom may claim dirtygirliness skipped her generation, but she was did teach me how **WARNING- graphic story follows** to pull the tails off lightning bugs and put them on my nails for a glowing manicure.
If this seems a little barbaric, it's important to note my mom had 9 siblings and a single mom. They didn't have glowsticks. So, turn down your nose and respect the fun kids have when there isn't a TV.
Many wonderfully gross things happen when we are outside. Today's joys included: running under a dripping gutter at the store over and over and over again, walking through a "rainbow" puddle (um, yeah, that's not naturally occurring), and making eachother smell stinkhorn mushrooms even though they are near-vomit-inducing. (p.s. I didn't include a picture because these are a
tad lot phallic, and I'm pretty sure
your childish giggling would have been distracting.)
These dirty girls keep me busy but they also keep my full of inspiration!
Were you a dirty kid? Share those memories in the comments!