And I let him have the full experience! Because you know that I believe for a child to grow properly they need a good mud bath every now and then!
This is Tim's mud puddle that he keeps in the garden. It's the perfect size for a boy about Abe's size. He LOVED it!! You see that grin?
It didn't take him long to figure out what to do. He made full use of it! He was head to toe mud by the time his mama got back. She laughed "What are you going to do about this?" I just went in, and while she hosed the clumps off, I filled the mop bucket with warm soapy water, then I gave him a good yard bath like I do my own.
He was as good as new when he left (I even washed his clothes) and worn out from a good day with "Aunt Panta" (my name given to me by Lily and Iris). Mama said that he didn't even make it out of my driveway before he fell asleep! You see, mud'll do that to kids. It makes them sleep good and grow better. I guarantee it!