With all the snow we got this winter, spring is a little late to arrive, which makes it harder to do outdoor stuff. This would normally affect N since he's an outdoor/active sort of person, but it has not deterred him from getting out and having fun. He's right in his element as long as it's outside and involves something he can build or manipulate. He used to rely on so much on his sister to join him and lead the way, and it was cute because they play so well together, but as she's moving on to "teenager-dom" she has less time to get dirty and be silly. It's all about being cool and hanging out, and little brothers don't always make it into that equation. Not yet, at least.
As some point he realized he was on his own, and he adapted accordingly. Pretty much every day he'll put on his shoes and head outside, and then he can while away the hours. It doesn't matter if it's pouring rain or frigid outside, he just dresses accordingly. Our yard is big enough to find endless amounts of fun.
Now that the snow is melting and there is a ton of mud and water, it just gets that much more fun. Sure, he comes into the house covered in mud, but that's what being a kid is all about, right? Besides, it's just a good example of making the most of mud season. Wouldn't it be cool to get him a mini dirt bike? Some people in this house might not agree.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Steve for the pic.