Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro Me to You Summertime Dirt

Want to see some more photos that won't make it in the scrapbook? Head over to Kristen's at We Are THAT Family.

I'm a huge proponent of letting kids play in the dirt. Not only do they use their imaginations, and often get a little exercise, but a little dirt doesn't hurt (one look around my house will tell you that!). Our kid's also don't bathe everyday. First of all, that's a lot of money spent on water and heat. Second, being so concerned about killing germs is how we have all ended up being more sensitive to them. I have a friend that's a doctor. She lets her kids eat dry cereal thats dropped to the floor, so I'm in good company on this.

Occasionally though, the kids get a little beyond dirty with all of their play. This was the case on Saturday. They had fun at the dragstrip watching race cars Friday night. They played around the house, went to the library, and after dinner with Grandma Owie and Papa, they played in the park. When I threw them both in the tub, the water started looking pretty gross. I personally soaped them up, to make sure to cut through some of the grime. The kids didn't seem to notice the color of the water, but I had to grab the camera.

I think the water looks cleaner in the photo than it really was. Mo was so easy to photograph. Kaia refused to cooperate and didn't give me one modest photo. So that is her dirt too, and you can see her leg in the first pic.

Finally, what you have all been waiting for, the real Summertime Dirt. My rear end. Reminds me of one of those trash rags in the supermarket. The one's that headline "Which Celebs Got Fat" and then you look at the photo and think... If that's fat, I'll take it! Yeah, I'm not fat, but we all have butt dimples, Right??? Right??? Come on admit it!

And Yes, Dana had the camera!


We are THAT Family said...

We have quite the dirty bath water over here too! My kids love dirt.

Me? Not so much!

Happy Mommy said...

We use colored soap so the water is always a different color, hides the dirt.

P.S. He loves you... said...

bath water should be dirty!

My butts dimples turned into hills valleys a long long time ago..and if your trying to make friends by showing off your tiny hiney your not going to !!! LoL ;D

At least you can wear a two piece!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Our water gets pretty gross too! And I salute you for posting pictures of your rear. You won't ever see any of very very grateful.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I love the comment that you're not going to make any friends with your tiny hiney. LOL. And totally agree.

I bow to your dirty water. That's just great. I'm a big fan of dirt.

The Apron Queen said...

I'm officially jealous. You're still in a bikini. I gave up after the 2nd baby. Tankinis are great though.

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Big Hair Envy said...

Wish I looked like that in a bikini :)

I was SO happy when my daughter started taking showers. Those dirt rings are tough to scrub out!! hahaha!

Kelli said...

Butt dimples....PLEASE! ;0) I feel the same way about dirt. The girls take a shower every other day (on a good week. ;o) ), but baths were a different story. I always told myself too many would dry out their skin. Hehe. As far as dry cereal on the floor, isn't that what the 5 second (or 1 minute) rule is for? LOL
Great post!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Awwww look at that cutie pie!

Tammy said...

We have since moved on to showers in our house and I am quite thankful! No ring around the tub.

Thank me now for not posting pictures of J.Lo's, I mean my booty on the internet.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a fun time you all had, dirt and all :). Your butt shot looks pretty good, everyone should send me money not to post mine! LOL