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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Muddy Feet

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Rebeckah is a 35 year-old mother, social worker, and photographer. She enjoys spending time with children. She believes that every person can make the world a better place by being kind. Rebeckah lives outside of Philadephia with one husband, one kid, and one cat. She also enjoys raquetball. You can find more of her at Life with Kaishon.

You know those days?

Those days when you have a ton of things to do for work; when none of it is making sense?

When it is raining and dismal outdoors?

This is what happens to Kaish on those days:


On a sunny, happy fall day, when muddy feet would make me smile, they are nowhere to be found!

But when I up to my eyeballs in paperwork, when I am racking my brain about what to make for dinner, when I am popping Advil like jellybeans…

This happens!

And he WALKS through the house to show me.

I kid you not!

Now, I would like to say I handled it with grace and love.

I did NOT!

I yelled.

I think I scared the neighborhood kids.

Oh well...

After we got out to the garage and started getting clean, I got nicer : )

and I smiled.

And I listened to the story of how they were playing at the ‘pond’

(which is really a sewer…in case you were wondering)

when Kaish fell in.

I thanked God for the precious boy he gave me!

The precious, wonderful boy!

The boy who loves mud!

And then I did something that always makes me smile!

I forced them to let me take a picture.

Only Shoshi complied!

Did you play in the mud when you were young?

My Daddy used to take us out to the edge of the cornfield in the summer after it had rained.

That mud felt glorious!

I have to ask my Mom how she felt about clean up!

I am sure she was DELIGHTED...


Formerly known as Frau said...

I have a feeling your Mom cleaned up the mud with a smile! I'm more like you freak out first than have the kindness return. You know the saying don't cry over spilled milk..I always tried not to be that Mom but still when a spill happens I'm all Omg...!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Aw, great story. And a good reminder to see things from the kids' perspective every once and a while.

Life with Kaishon said...

I would just like to add that sometimes I sound too much like a lifetime movie for women : )
Please take this post with a grain of salt!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your Mom?? I am sure she laughed and perhaps said a bad word under her breath????
That boy....that mud!!!!! I used to love mud in between my toes.. Now, I just like it on my face.

Anonymous said...

I have learned a lot from Becky

Karen Peterson said...

This post makes me long to jump in a nice, muddy puddle.

But not right now because I just mopped the kitchen floor...

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