My Real Life Dirt Girl
I now have a real life dirt girl.
And no, she doesn’t have weird looking real eyes and mouth superimposed on an animated body (tell me, I’m not the only one slightly freaked out by that?)
No, my 2 year old, Delilah, is now a real life dirt girl. She has had an obsession with stones and pebbles for some time now and has on occasion dabbled in the joys of dirt. For instance, she has had a long running interest in pulling out 2 of my potted plants and throwing the dirt around. While I have had a long running stake in reclaiming the dirt and re-potting said plants. May they now rest in peace.
But on the weekend Delilah REALLY discovered dirt. And she loved it.
It began with her “helping” me to weed the back garden. She loved the feel of the dirt on her hands and got busy making holes in the garden bed. She then eagerly followed this up by providing “assistance” with watering the newly weeded garden. Which inevitably led to mud and mess and mayhem. And a whole lot of fun.
Since then, Delilah has been drawn back to the dirt. She has taken handfuls of dirt from the recently departed pot plants and buried her toys in it. She has poured dirt into the back of her ride on trike and ridden it around. She has thrown dirt around our back undercover area and squished her feet through it.
But we reached the heights of her new obsession last night. Unbeknownst to us she had ridden her ride on trike inside earlier in the day and parked it in the corner of her room. After being put to bed she decided to continue her play from earlier on, so she relieved her trike of its dirt contents. All over her bedroom floor.
I came in a little later on and found one dirty little girl who should have been well and truly in bed surrounded by a pile of dirt. All over the cream carpet of our rented house. Thankfully the dirt was dry so it easily cleaned up but I must admit I was pretty cranky at first. She should have been asleep and I should have been winding down for the night instead of doing even more cleaning.
But there was no harm done and, sure enough, Delilah was back outside this afternoon playing with her dirt again. But I did ensure the trike was not with her. And I made sure I did a more thorough sweep of her room before bed to prevent a repeat of last night’s antics. You can never be too careful, you know?
But I do wonder what my little real life dirt girl will get up to tomorrow…
Linking up with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBOT – enjoy your Tuesday everybody!