Looking back over my lifetime I can not ever remember us having such a cool, wet summer as we have this year. Usually we are burning up by the end of July and all of August with no relief in sight. It is normal for our light bill to be sky high with running the air all the time, for the grass to be brown and "burnt up" and for everyone you meet to be completely miserable. This summer has been completely different!! Of course I'm not complaining, I mean the weather has been great and it has giving us lots of chances for playing outside. We have enjoyed every chance we have had to get muddy! It sure is fun to get those boots out and get them dirty. We love to tromp through the mud and splash in the puddles. It has been so rainy here that our pond has almost overflowed. We love to walk around the bank and hear the water squish while our dog swims and chases frogs. I heard somewhere as long time ago that rain contains vitamin B-12. I don't know if that is true or not, but it gives us one more good excuse to be out playing "in the rain".
Of course when I was growing up we never wore rain boots or galoshes as some call them. We just always ran around barefoot for the entire summer and sometimes we do that too.
So get out there and enjoy all the rain and mud. Take the time to squish, stomp, and make mud pies with your kids. They will love it and so will you.
*(I have to remind y'all of this: If you can hear thunder you can be struck by lighting. So please don't play outside during a thunderstorm.)
"That's my "two cents worth", what's yours?"