Wordless Wednesday – Why Not?
Wednesday March 23, 2011see more by jen
This picture wasn’t from the beach.
It was from a dirty hole underneath the swings at our neighborhood park yesterday, the product of the prior day’s rain.
It was really gross. Everything in me wanted to say to the kids, “Ewwww! Don’t play in that dirty standing water!” And I heard other moms use just about those same words. But Michele’s post, “Ask Yourself: Why Not?” from Fun Orange County Parks flashed in my mind. I loved that post. So I lightened up and let them go at it.
Did she step in the puddle emerging her entire bedazzled Twinkle Toe? Yes.
Did she get sandy? Yes.
Did she pick up a random phone receiver toy that was emerged in the water (so random), attempt to answer it, and get mud on her face? Yes.
But the most important question was, did she have fun?
And the answer was an unequivocal, YES!
So, like Michele said, next time your practical side wants to jump in and everything in you wants to yell “NO!” Ask yourself, why not?
For more Wordless Wednesday pics, splash on over to Angry Julie Monday.