After being inside most of the day because of a rainstorm one day this week we were delighted to see the clouds part and the sunshine return in the afternoon. We went outside to go for a walk with one goal in mind -- to find the biggest rain/mud puddle we could to jump in and play. We accomplished our goal and it resulted in so many laughs that we will be doing this again (and again!) after all of our rainstorms. My thought is that childhood is meant to be fun and messy...and luckily children are washable!