you just played with the crazy abandon of a child?
This weekend, my family had a mudfest. Not kidding. And why?
Just for the fun of it. I will post pix as soon as I have them.
It all started when my cousin and his wife-to-be tried to talk their son into playing in the mud like the other kids. LOL!
Not kidding. Something about that cracked me up. I mean, usually it's the kid trying to talk the parents into letting them play in the mud and the parents trying to talk the kid out of it.
Not in this case. The kids all were playing on this seven dollar Slip-N-Slide. The grass at the end of it became excavated to the point a huge mud hole formed there. So when the kids started pulling each other across the wet material, one accidentally fell face-first in the mud. She came up totally brown and dripping with muddy water.
Absolutely hilarious sight to behold.
So the rest of the kids started splashing in the mud. Except one. His parents tried to goad him into it but he wasn't so sure. So he challenged his mother, "If you think playing in the mud is so fun, why don't you do it?"
So she did. Tromped right over there and flopped down in the muddy hole and rolled around until she was caked from head to toe in moist, gooey brown clay.
Then chaos erupted. Everyone started chasing and dragging everyone else (adults included) through the mud. My family hasn't had that much fun in I don't remember when. And we always have fun and laugh a lot when we're together.
Cars driving by were hilarious. People would just slow down and s-t-a-r-e.
My husband pulled up and my dad and cousin and all the kids chased him and my brother-in-law up a tree because they had no intention of getting muddy.
So they got the water hoses after him.
My husband jumped out of the tree and ran his legs off, threatening that if anyone dragged him through the mud, they'd better know how to swim because he'd toss them in the pond.
And he would too.
I'd know. I had found out the hard way. Not that day, but when we were engaged eleven years ago. But that's another funny story for another day.
So, my faithful blogees quit lurking. Let's have an interactive blog.
Tell me about the last time you and your family had some crazy outlandish fun. When was the last time you acted as carefree as a child?
Talk-talk-talk people! I wanna hear your stories.
Post them by this time next week and I will draw names of everyone who comments on this post. One lucky winner will receive a "Summer Fun Mystery Gift" from me.
Cheryl Wyatt aka Squirrel