On the second and third camping day, huge rain clouds drenched us, and then the sun came back and restored our warmth and good cheer, over and over again. It is such a rare gift for children to be allowed, (encouraged even,) to experience the elements of nature with reckless abandon. We rode our bikes through driving rain (after having been caught in a sudden shower), and though we were all soaked to the core, everyone was in good cheer, indeed happy to feel such freedom. After a change of clothes, the kids settled back under the tarp for a cup of warm milk and cocoa. Then the sun peeked out, and they discovered the wonderful fun of tromping through mud puddles, and making gooey mud cakes. Jasper rolled and frolicked in the mud hole, just like a little pigling.
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." Kahlil Gilbran