Started in 2010 by the World Forum Foundation, International Mud Day has been celebrated around the world today by the young and the young at heart.
I started prepping yesterday by digging a hole in the backyard and filling a plastic kiddie pool with the dirt. When we first moved into this house, I wasn’t a huge fan of having a backyard full of wood chips. I have to admit though – it’s starting to grow on me. Having no maintenance is pretty nice!
The kids were excited to hear about why Mommy was digging in the backyard and why there was dirt in the pool.
I had a little boy run into the bedroom at 6:15 this morning exclaiming, “Mommy! Mommy! It’s mud day!”. He then proceeded to come downstairs and tell Daddy the same thing.
Trenton was the one super excited about mud day, but it was Charlotte who dove head first into getting as dirty as she possibly could. I’m pretty sure that she has a new favorite holiday!
Don’t get me wrong, Trenton had fun too. He was just a little more careful with his mud play. He enjoyed helping Charlotte muddy up the slide and giving Mommy’s feet a mud bath.
Trenton did let loose toward the end of our mud play. He didn’t go as far as Charlotte dumping mud on her head, but he did have fun dumping it on his shorts and shirt.
After hosing off outside and coming in to take a bath, we read some books about mud. We had two favorites, Mud Trouble and The Pig Who Didn’t Want to Get Dirty.
After Charlotte woke up from her afternoon nap, it was time for yet another mud activity. Mud pudding! We whipped up a batch of chocolate pudding, crushed up some oreos to put on top of the pudding, and then gave some gummy worms a home in the pudding. Yum!
Whew! I know that I’m going to sleep good after all of that mud fun today. Now let’s just hope that the kids do too!