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It has been raining for days here in Melbourne. My toddler (and me) was going stir crazy in the house so yesterday I decided to let him play in the rain. He was all rugged up and had his coat and gumboots on and he had a ball jumping in puddles and playing with mud. I can be a bit of a clean freak at times but I didn’t mind all the mud and mess because he was having such a great time. Then it was straight into a nice warm bath! Thankfully the sun is shining today so we’ll be able to get out and about without all the mud.


Posted by rachelvk, 27th May 2016


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  • the weather cant make its mind up here in Adelaide. we go from 35 one day to 16 the next. i wish it would just make its mind up….so over it!

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  • love the rain, well we need it in perth

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  • Your post made me smile as I did the same thing with my kids. I think it’s good for them to get a little messy every now and then :)

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  • Usually when we wish to avoid mud and puddles (going out) my kids always manage to jump out of the car straight into a puddle :/ go shopping mopping the floor as we go. I love the rainy weather though it reminds me how fresh our planet can be

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  • Great idea to let them play. Hope you got loads of photos! Did a similar thing too and it is so cute looking back at little hands covered in mud, grinning faces and curious little people exploring the soft squelchy stuff.

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  • I don’t mind them getting wet and muddy if I can wash them quickly.

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  • Rain and mud and the outdoors are lots of fun!


    • Rugging up after wet weather and hot chocolate helps.

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  • Mud can be a little bit annoying indeed. But a lot of kids don’t mind it at all.
    Glad that the sun is back.
    Here in Perth we had a horrible weather last Saturday. Then some rain. Today nice sun. Perfect to do extra washing!
    Enjoy the sun! :-)

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  • My kids loved playing in the rain too. I too would give them a warm bath afterwards, hot chocolate by the fire. I think I loved it too

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