I will say, up front, this wasn't easy.
Mud, everywhere. On her clothes, in her hair.
But I did it! I let her get into the mud and I sat back and watched her have fun. This was definitely a lesson in 'letting go' for me.
Oozing between fingers and toes, stirring, piling up and singing as she went.
Making mud pies, jumping up and down like Peppa Pig in muddy puddles ... giggling as she went.
She had a most fabulous time and this Mumma learnt to take a breath and just let it be.
In a previous guest post over at Capture That Kid! I explored some handy tips for taking photographs of children. Capturing them in a natural, un-posed way will make for great photos.
The advantage of taking photos whilst playing in the mud, finger painting etc is that they are also less likely to run away - which is usually one of the biggest challenges in trying to take photos of them.
These are wonderful keepsakes - so I encourage to let your children get down and dirty, and you stand back with a camera and clean towel!