This was the first time I've ever done the tulip festival with the kids, and they liked the tulips ... but they LOVED the mud. We ended up having to drive home with Hypatia stripped down, her muddy dripping things in the trunk, and her wrapped in a dog blanket ... but it was worth it. Childhood is messy. Childhood is about jumping in puddles.
Heck ... LIFE is messy. Life is about the puddles as much as it is about the flowers. There - that was a really deep thought I pulled out to wrap up this post, eh?