Sometimes I wonder if I worry too much about the kids getting dirty, that it holds them back from enjoying life the way they want to. Today I decided to allow these little ones to be little. I took a few deep breaths, realizing the consequences would be dirty. At first, they hesitated and gazed over at me as if they were saying, "mom, can we?" When they saw my smile, they ran as fast as they could without looking back. It brought me great joy just to see them without inhibition. Every day I learn something new about motherhood. Today I learned that when it's appropriate, it's okay to let go and live. After all, it was only a matter of time before these boys discovered dirt. Boys will be boys.