Monday, November 05, 2007

Manic Monday - Earth

This week’s Manic Monday word is earth. I have a feeling that as I cruise around the blogosphere today, many others are going to be going green with this one. I am reminded of something that happened on Friday that had me thinking about earth quite literally.

On Friday afternoon, I was attempting to watch Days of Our Lives while the children were in the backyard playing. I was sitting by the window watching them and kept running outside every time there was screaming. Needless to say, I was getting my exercise.

For awhile, the children seemed quite content, as they were working intently on what I call the “mud pit.” There’s a spot in the backyard where they just like to dig. I think they’re trying to dig a tunnel to escape, but I digress.

They were being way too quiet, which causes more concern than the fighting. When they’re being too quiet, that’s when you know they’re up to something. They both had their backs to me so I couldn’t exactly see what they were doing out the window, so I went outside.

When I got closer, I could see that Eli was looking at Georgia and giggling. Georgia was making a loud “YUM YUM YUM” sound. I said, “Georgia, what are you doing?”

She turned around and smiled. Her mouth and her little teeth were covered in mud. Oh yeah! She was shoveling mud pies in her mouth like they were made of chocolate. The front of her clothes, her hands, her face and her mouth were covered with mud. And she was laughing.

Sweet Lord. I am certainly glad my children enjoy playing in the earth, but I wish they would refrain from eating it.

One bath later, Georgia was still very happy. And not hungry for lunch. I suppose a little mud never hurt anyone.


Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Doesn't it amaze you that they can eat dirt and thoroughly enjoy it, but give them something like vegetables and they turn their noses up at it?

Although, I am betting dirt has fewer calories than chocolate...hmmmm. food for thought. LOL

Durward Discussion said...

If it's any consolation, I had an earth eating daughter at that age. She just turned 43 and yours will probably not suffer any lasting damage either.

Anonymous said...

my daughter loves eating mud--I am actually relieved you told that story because I know now that someone else does it. Have a wonderful Monday, Neila.

withthanksgiving said...

My kids use to make mud pies and expect me to really eat them just because I ate the play dough ones. LOL. It was really rough.

Happy Monday ! ! (brrrr)

Ian said...

You should have gotten a picture of that! Tee hee!

Happy MM!


Sandee said...

Oh my, that must have been something. Excellent take on earth. Have a great MM Neila. :)

Desert Songbird said...

Look at it this way: she's building up her immunities.

I'm just sayin'...

Crazy Working Mom said...

Is that going to be your WW photo?! *LOL*

We always say, "God made dirt, dirt don't hurt!" *LOL*

Travis Cody said...

What's the point of making mud pies if you don't eat them? Although, I never made mud pies. I made mud CAKE!!!