Hope you all don't mind a few thoughts on parenting...
Yesterday, while at the zoo, we saw a family with 2 little boys about 3 and 6 (a bit older than our Linus). The boys (who were both wearing plastic sandels) were walking towards a very shallow, very clean, very small puddle on the cement and the mother rushed over and swooped them out of the way and in a very stearn voice said: "There is no reason you need to walk through that puddle!" A meek dad behind them sort of nodded in agreement and weakly pushed a hand towards the boys to move them even further out of the way.
I thought to myself, I've felt that feeling in my heart before when Linus is rolling in the mud or tracking sandbox sand thru the kitchen. But, Kyle and I agreed, it is good to let boys walk thru puddles and let them do "boy things" even if it is a little inconvenient.
Later that day, we found a small waterfall and let Linus walk thru it in his leather sandles (the ones Caron gave us!) and get really, really wet.