After the Rain

Crazy stares from some.

Angry looks from others

whose children ask,

"Mom, Can I?"

I just shrug and smile,

thinking,

they must have forgotten

what a bathtub and washing machine

are for.

My children shout out,

"Hey Mom! Watch this!"

My heart fills with laughter

when all I can see

are their bright eyes

and white smiles

as they jump

into the mud puddle

one

more

time.