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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-24-2006, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Playng in the Dirt

Today I heard a young mother reprimanding her son for kneeling down and playing with some soil that was surrounding a public hedge. She was saying that it was dirty and he will get ill. When I was a kid we lived in the dirt (and up trees) and generally did not care about any of the above.

Only (fairly) recently has TV advertising and documentaries began telling us about how dangerous germs can be and I am sure that it is all just scaremongering. Keeping a child in a sterile enviroment means that they could grown up with an under developed immunity system.

This is how bad things have got...

We we live in a world where they sell Domesdos that kills 99% of all known germs but then they sell the good germs back to you in bottles of Actimel.

I struggle to comprehend the people that fall for it but anyway, that's all my moaning done for the day.

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There is many questions about the "Super bugs" in hospitals today. The problem being that we are just too clean.
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lol, when we moved into my house our development was being built. Our FAVORITE game after it rained was to go down the street to the big mud puddles and play. We always played outside, always came in dirty...and I'm healthy!
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I think the mother worried about playing near the hedge was overreacting!
Playing outside in the sunshine is much better than hanging around the house watching TV. As a flower gardener, I guess I'm still playing in the dirt!

Crystal, mud is so much fun to play in and even more difficult to wash out of clothes!




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Chrystal, the same story here!
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lol, when we moved into my house our development was being built. Our FAVORITE game after it rained was to go down the street to the big mud puddles and play. We always played outside, always came in dirty...and I'm healthy!
I used to "rescue" worms from the puddles!
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We used to collect frogs and tad poles from those puddles, too.
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I used to "rescue" worms from the puddles!
I still do! After a big rain storm if there are worms on the driveway that will get run over or dry up and die I rescue them. I also rescue worms out of puddles.
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We used to collect frogs and tad poles from those puddles, too.
My kids brought me a jar with eggs from the puddles, and I put some water in one of my empty aquariums and raised them to little toads (or frogs). My son released them near a stream in our woods. I fed them infusoria and then baby brine shrimp. It was interesting!




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I used to keep "pet" frogs and toads in the window wells at my parents house.
Most of them managed to jump out, so I had to forever find new ones!
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