Boys Love Dirt

Toddler playing in dirtYesterday I sat watching my son gleefully crash his toy cars into piles of dirt. I got a big wide smile on my face seeing how happy he was digging, building little mountains and destroying them.

He squealed in delight, “Mommy watch!”

Then, as I looked up at him, he threw a giant handful of dirt right in my happy smiling face. The kind of smile that shows teeth. Teeth that were now all crunchy with dirty sand.

*sigh* Boys.

It went all in my hair, on my pants, down my shirt. It was a pretty good throw. Before I morphed into Angry Mommy, I hopped up, shook off the dirt and told him if he’s going to throw stuff at me, then I don’t want to play with him anymore.

I think he took this as a challenge to throw dirt in any other general direction, including wiping it all over himself.

*sigh* again. Boys.

Oh I’m sure there are some dirt loving little girls out there. I know I was one of them. But I’m not sure if I was this committed. And I surely never threw dirt in my mother’s face. But then again, I do recall a lot of time spent playing in the dirt/sand/mud. So maybe this needs to be changed to kids. Kids Love Dirt. Boys, girls, and sometimes even mommies, love dirt. Except in the face.

Nobody loves dirt in the face.

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13 thoughts on “Boys Love Dirt

  1. We had two who decided that they wanted a mud bath over here a few days ago. I ran out of excuses for why not. Sure, go for it. 🙂

  2. Oh, this is funny and brought back a lot of memories! I raised two boys and now have a grandson. The boy/dirt relationship is still strong… Enjoy those moments. The dirt will wash off, but the memories remain.

  3. This is so funny. My 8 year old very boisterous son absolutely hates getting dirty! In fact now he plays rugby he always wears gloves. We thought it was to keep him warm. But apparently it is so his hands don’t get dirty!!!!! haha

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