Yesterday, Reindeer discovered the joy of jumping in muddy puddles!
We’d gone to the nature park late in the afternoon and spent quite a lot of time playing in the sand. Once it was dark we began walking back to the car. In the dark, I didn’t notice until too late that Reindeer was on track to walk straight through a huge muddy puddle. A fact which may have made the afternoon perfect for him!
He spent several minutes walking backwards and forwards through it, getting used to the sound and sensations of it all. He resisted my efforts at coaxing him away so I decided to go with it and let him have fun, grateful that I’d at least put him in his warm winter suit so he wouldn’t get cold. Less grateful that we don’t have boots that fit so he was in shoes. Ah well, all part of the parenting package!