Question: How do you distract a two-year-old and a four-year-old long enough to plant some seedlings in the garden?
Answer: Easy, you just introduce them to the sport of mud wrestling.
This activity actually started out fairly benign, “Hey kids, why don’t you water that dried-up bed on the end there.” That quickly turned into a study of rivers and dams. The next thing I knew both kids’ clothes were covered in mud and wanted to jump in, “Better take your shoes off, and your clothes too.”
Both kids thought this was absolutely hilarious, until I hosed them off with cold water, at which point the laughter turned to tears!