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Kids are messy. Even on the days where we don’t play in the dirt, my boys end up with food, snot, and other unidentified splotches on their clothing. Which is why I’ve caved when it comes to playing in the dirt. My boys are gross all the time, why not let them get dirty? It’s fun to let loose and let the kids be kids, even if that means playing in the mud!
I don’t worry about the boys getting their clothes messy because I know the stains will come out with all® free clear detergent. I also know it’s a gentle on our skin. It’s taken me a long time to find a detergent that works well for the whole family. I’m sensitive to fragrance and perfumes, and the boys both have extremely sensitive skin. We can’t use detergents with dyes or perfumes which is why all® free clear detergent is my number one choice when it comes to cleaning our clothes. I also love it because it’s the #1 recommended brand by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians.
When it comes to buying detergent for a family of boys, you have to go big or go home. I always buy the biggest size possible which is why I love the huge bottles from Sam’s Club. You can find it in the cleaning aisle.
Because all® free clear detergent is so awesome at cleaning clothes, I was inspired to have a messy mud day with Robert.
I got so excited to have a mud day because it’s been a long time since Robert and I got to splash in puddles. Our old apartment had a beat up tennis court that made the best mud puddles after a rain storm. Robert and I loved splashing around in those puddles. Now that we are living in a new house with a properly graded yard, we don’t get a chance to play in the mud. Even if we did have mud puddles, Jackson has kind of cramped our style.
Since I’ve been wanting to do something fun and unexpected for Robert (without Jackson) for a while, I decided to go a little crazy and fill up his kiddie pool with dirt and water to make our own mud puddle. It’s super easy to do. Here are the steps to allow your kid to be free to play in the mud:
First, you need to get a kiddie pool. I like the old fashioned blue plastic ones because they clean so easily.
Next add a little bit of potting soil to the bottom. I like to use potting soil because I always have extra on hand.
Next step is to fill the pool up with water. Robert had a blast playing with the hose.
As you can see the potting soil doesn’t make mud as much as it makes dirty water. Robert didn’t even notice. Dirty water and mud are both pretty exciting to kids.
Enjoy the mud for as long as you like.
This is my favorite picture of Robert. He so loved getting dirty!
Clean up is easy! Dump out the mud, spray down the pool and the kids (and adult), and wash those clothes.
Like most boys do, Robert left his dirty clothes on the floor. You can still see the dirt around the clothes in this picture.
One wash with all® free clear detergent and your clothes with be as good as new!
Tom and I even got in the mud. I don’t know if the adults or the kid had more fun with this activity.
I had a blast watching this guy be free to be a kid. I hope he always has an appreciation for dirt and nature. I never want him to feel like I’m making him stay clean. I know moms have a habit of trying to keep our kids clean, but sometimes they just need to get dirty! Luckily with all® free clear detergent I don’t have to worry much about clean up.
An added bonus is that you don’t need to much, which saves us a lot of money. Always make sure to follow the directions and use the proper amount.
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How do you inspire your kids to be adventurous without worry?