Chris: Mom, can I have a water bottle?
Me: To take outside?
Chris: Yes. We’re thirsty.
Me: No, Chris… I told you. No mud. You can drink water inside.
Will: Mom, can I have some water?
Cooper (kids’ friend): Can I please have a drink of water?
Despite my best efforts, they found a bucket…
I zipped my lips, went back for my camera and got a couple of good shots before stripping them and throwing them in the shower. Then we all settled in for a nice long talk.
There has been no mud since.