With the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we often forget to stop and let kids be kids. Most of us remember summer days spent outdoors getting messy and dirty and loving every minute of it. Today's children often aren't given that chance. Time to explore nature. Time to learn cause and effect. Time to splash in the puddles until they have to stop to catch their breath.
I have to remind myself often to seize the moment with my family. Let them BE kids. Better yet, I plan to get out there with them during the next summer rain and surprise them. Splash each other! Get wet, messy and dirty. THOSE are the memories they will treasure most and it will make them better parents when their time comes.