Saturday, November 14, 2009

Makin' Mudpies in the Morning

Oh, what a beautiful morning! The weather in our neck of the woods couldn't be finer, and this morning I was privileged to witness three very happy children enjoying the sunshine, the cool breeze, and a classic activity that immediately took me back thirty years: making mudpies.

Using a beginning reading book as their guide, Big B, little b, and little e from next door worked for a solid hour, showing exceptional teamwork and creativity.I was supremely impressed with little b's ability to contribute, and with the big kids' patience and carefulness to include him.Such culinary delights!
“Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts.
So long as we are dirty, we are pure.”

--Charles Dudley Warner

2 comments:

Mama Bird said...

I loved to make mudpies as a kid. I grew up with a dozen citrus trees in my yard, so mine were always iced with orange blossoms!

Rose said...

Yum! I like the chalk "candles!"