Delightful Dirt Digging

Last Friday night, when the girls came home, I decided it was time to introduce them to dirt.         Well, actually, introduce PPJr to dirt.        PP and dirt have a long standing serious relationship already going on.       Next to rocks, her 2nd favorite toy is dirt!   Sticks come in a very close third.

slob, humor, hierarchy of toys

PP’s Hierarchy of Natural Toys

(apologies to Maslow)

 

So, out to the dungeon flower bed we went.

PP jumped right into helping,

slob, humor, Omie & PP weeding

                              Omie showing PP how to weed.  “No sweetie, pull from the bottom!                            That’s called, picking flowers!”

and showing me all the rocks, and snails, and baby eggs she found.      I’m not sure what the “Baby eggs” were, but she enjoyed finding them!     ( Tiny white spheres, that were very brittle.)        And I promptly “Ooohh”ed and “Ahhhh”ed over each, to her satisfaction.

I tried putting Jr down in the dirt, NOPE!      She wasn’t having ANY of that!!          Every time I picked her up, then tried to put her down, she bent her legs 90 degrees, so I literally couldn’t stand her up!  

After 4 or 5 times, I thought,  “Ya know what??      She wants to sit??         Sit she shall!!”   And I plunked her butt right down in the dirt.      (She had dirt already on her knees from falling, as she tried to walk.        Maybe that was why she was so adamant about not being in the dirt!)

slob, humor, PPJr toes in dirt

No!!!           I can’t touch dirt!!

She was not happy!!    She immediately raised both feet, like they were scalded!!       And refused to put down her hands.       I just ignored her, and kept weeding.      Finally I guess she was convinced that I wasn’t trying to poison her!

slob, humor, sisters in dirt

PP shows little sister that dirt don’t hurt!

So, she put her feet, and hands down, and started touching the dirt.  

Next thing I know, she’s covered with dirt, and eating it!!       

Play date over!!

slob, humor, Omie and my 2 girls

We got a lot done, though!!            Yay, us!

Inside for a good old fashioned hosing off!!         Except, back in the day, I woulda stripped her, and hosed her off right there in the yard!!        Nowadays, we have to be civilized, and use the tub!       {Not to mention, Omie don’t want to get arrested for causing public nudity, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor!}

 

This is an 8 house post.         Due to Shirley’s aversion to the long list, I will skip it today.  You’re welcome, Sis.

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16 thoughts on “Delightful Dirt Digging

  1. Nice post Lucy. Especially the part about- back in the day, hosing off outside rather than putting them in the tub. You never know what hurts people these days- you can get reported for anything !
    Susie

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    • Hi Susie!! I was just thinking about you yesterday, and wondering where you were!
      Thanks. I know!! That’s why inside we went!
      That’s so true, some people are just busy bodies. But on the other hand, true harm DOES need to be reported.
      Love, Lucy

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  2. Ha Ha…Love it1 I get into trouble for encouraging jumping in puddles but hey a peck of dirt builds up that old immune system and it’s fun…I also remember stripping them off and under tap…lol

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  3. OMG! I remember hosing the kids off after they played in the dirt. Ours like to make “mud baths” Dig in their hole (which eventually got to be about 3 feet deep), fill it with water, shovel in a little more dirt to make it thicker and sink right in. They loved it! Neighbors thought I was crazy letting them wallow in the mud bath.

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