Trying to raise free spirited children

These are the sorts of adventures childhood memories are made of.
Grubbing in the dirt.
Losing one of your shoes in the mud.
Enlisting the help of a bunch of other kids to help in the search for said shoe.
Finding shoe and fishing it out of the mud with a big stick.
Going home so caked in mud that everyone looks at you and smiles as you walk past.
And finally, managing to leave an actual ring of dirt around the bath when you’re finally dunked in there to scrub yourself clean.

It’s so tempting to wrap our kids in cotton wool and protect them from the big bad dirty world, but look at her.
She ate a bag of crisps with the muddiest fingernails known to man, had dirt up her nose and in her hair and we even found a tiny caterpillar making home in her fringe when we brought her home to hose her down.

These are the sorts of adventures childhood memories are made of.

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