Making piles of dirt

I mentioned earlier that MLO hates messes, except ones she creates herself.

Well a perfect example of mess that she makes herself and therefore doesn't hate is making piles of dirt on her legs.

She sits on the ground next to some fresh earth, picks up as much as she can in her tiny hands, and then watches it fall on her leg (usually panted leg).

She then happily looks up at me, says "mess" pointing at the dirt and tries to brush it off. Her version of brushing it off is really grinding the dirt into her pants or getting more of it in her shoe than one would think was possible, then picks up another pile.

I have tried to stop her, told her yucky mess and such but she just happily cleans it up (so there is no mess) and makes another one.

Yes, we have a lot of fun outside.

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