It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Filth beckons

A park. A good-sized park. A large park with two separate play structures, a playhouse, two sandboxes, two bouncy toys, a lovely grassy field, half a dozen benches, swings, slides, ladders, and a dozen children, at least. Is she interested in any of that?


June 22, 2011 - Posted by | Mischief, the cuteness!


  1. Lol! I also have THAT child! His mom has taken to bringing three outfits. One before lunch, one after, one to wear home 🙂 This child could find a mud puddle in Death Valley!

    Now I’m the one laughing. I think you’re just a smidge less filth-tolerant than me! In nice weather, I rarely go through more than one outfit. If they’re really begrimed, I’ll strip them to their diaper for naptime (to save the sheets) but I don’t put them back into a clean outfit until home-time.

    Comment by jess | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  2. HA! Running to the mud puddle! That rocks!!

    She heard me coming and sped up, the little monkey!

    Comment by Kathy Howe | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  3. kids and mud- a natural attraction! go for it, little one! : )

    Isn’t it just? She’s been walking for about four and a quarter days, and the first thing she really goes for? Mud!

    Comment by Lynn | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  4. Ah, the call of the mud puddle. I love the effect of the photo, especially with the hands blissfully in the air. You know they’re anticipating the joy of the ooey, gooey, muck and guck. Great shot. 😀

    Yeah, I’m really pleased with this. I had about 4 seconds to squat down, frame, and shoot. It came together so nicely, and tells the whole story so perfectly!

    Comment by Sheri | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  5. Love it! The hands in the air walk is my favourite, and the anticipation is just oozing from her!

    is she perchance modelling a newly Mary-made sun hat? Fabby!

    She’s been upright for a very short time, and is still at the ‘clutching the air for support’ stage. Which is so adorable.

    I wish I could say those are my new hats, but no, that’s the OLD one. Shameful! I’ve made two, and have four more partly-completed ones. I’ve promised myself to get them done this weekend. At the rate I’m going, it’ll be November before they’re done! 😦

    Comment by Gillian | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  6. Were you able to put the camera down in time, to stop her from plunging in?

    Or did you let her wallow a bit?

    Comment by L. | June 23, 2011 | Reply

  7. My youngest one heads straight for the dirt, but once he’s covered he looks at me and says “yuck” with great reproach as though I dipped him in the mud. I now have a rule that I will not clean up children in the middle of crafts or meals or gardening or he’d want a wipe every minute. Strangely he has no problem with filthy clothes. Fortunately his mama thinks that coming home to dirty kids means they had a fun day! God bless level-headed employers.

    Comment by Samantha | June 24, 2011 | Reply

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