Free to be with all free clearWednesday, April 08, 2015
Something I've learned in motherhood, is to expect the unexpected and to accept the unacceptable. Thanks to all free clear for reminding me of what childhood should be all about! Who knew a laundry detergent could be so inspiring?
Before I knew it, his pants were soaked and so muddy! It surprised him, but I said I guess it doesn't matter now, we are getting straight in the bath anyway. So, he ran and splashed and ran his monster truck through the mud. It was pretty hilarious to watch. I love seeing him so free and happy.
I mean isn't this what being a little boy is all about anyway!?
Needless to say, he was a mess and rain boots or not, his socks were soaked. He actually poured water out of his boots taking them off at the back door. My husband pulled up and Jonah got kind of shy like he thought daddy might say something about how muddy he was, but all he said was "how'd you talk mommy into this?" The truth is, he really didn't have to talk me into it, I just thought what's the point in not letting him just be a little boy. I reassured him and encouraged him to show daddy what he had been doing and I continued to snap away until the baby started fussing.
So many times we say, no don't get dirty, you'll track mud in the house or you'll ruin your clothes. I have had to worry about how I would get the tough stuff out of his clothes because he has such sensitive skin. We are a family who all have fair skin and it seems that with that comes more sensitivity issues. I am always careful what I wash the kids clothes, towels and sheets in as I mentioned in an earlier post this week - we use hypoallergenic everything. Jonah's had what I think is some fairly mild eczema on his chest shoulders and neck and Ezra struggled with those new born break outs and now still gets red cheeks as a reaction to other people's clothing. Anyway, I made my husband switch to a gentler detergent for his clothes a few months back and I'm glad we have options like all free clear.
A few little known facts you might be interested if you have a mud puddle loving boy like me:
- all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. It's tough on stains yet gentle enough for the whole family. Plus, it's safe for use in standard and HE machines. It rinses clean and has a gentle, hypoallergenic formula.
- all® free clear detergent (liquid and mighty pacs), fabric softener and dryer sheets have received the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™.
- Products with the NEA Seal of Acceptance™ are those that avoid certain chemicals, dyes, perfumes and residues that are known to be unsuitable for use by persons with eczema or a sensitive skin condition.
I guess I wanted to capture these moments, so that he can remember how it felt to just do exactly what he wanted in the moment, no restrictions. I also want to remind other moms to just take Elsa's advice sometimes and let it go! Worry about the laundry later! I want him to remember that he is Free To Be anything he wants to be and right now he's free to be a little boy. I hope he's always a bit of a kid at heart. It's really good for the soul!
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