What do you get when you combine flowerpots full of muddy water, sunshine, a bucket, and a toddler?
A down and dirty afternoon play of course!
Here's E thoroughly enjoying his wet playtime outside (as mommy clips the hedge row - got to work on that to-do list!). He is content to splash and scoop up water much like in the bath tub, only the reverse happens: he gets dirty, not clean.
Because we are always getting dirty and muddy, I keep a spare set of clothes in our living room, ready for a quick change once inside. All of his clothes are "play clothes" so I never have to say "don't do that, you're going to get your pants dirty." What a drag for a little kid to hear that all the time - that's definitely not our M.O. around here.