I could have scolded the girls. I could have told them no for the 100th time. I could have gotten mad and made us leave. But I'm so glad I didn't.
As parents we get caught up in "raising" good adults. We get are constantly teaching them responsibilities, how to follow rules, how to treat others, and so on. But sometimes we forget to teach them to seize the moment, to embrace life. We forget how important finding adventure, magic and joy really is.
Boot will dry, clothes can be washed, and these memories will last a lifetime. So I am making a rule for myself! Let the kids be kids every possible moment of everyday. And you know what next time, I think I'll splash around too!