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Eat Dirt

Studies recently released say that kids are healthier if they play in and eat dirt. My granddaughter was delivering some cakes for me here while we were playing in their back yard. We are both healthy.

 

This little girl is six today.  Happy Birthday, Darling

 

Eat Dirt

Studies recently released say that kids are healthier if they play in and eat dirt. My granddaughter was delivering some cakes for me here while we were playing in their back yard. We are both healthy.

 

This little girl is six today.  Happy Birthday, Darling

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jan 2017, 03:28
Yes...I think there is much to be said about the positives of allowing kids to play thusly!
Mary MacADNski: I still play in the dirt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jan 2017, 06:51
Quite right. Getting dirty kept my generation healthy
Mary MacADNski: I am still getting dirty.
Now I could swear this is brown sugar Mary.
Mary MacADNski: No, just good old dirt.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 12 Jan 2017, 07:26
I am convinced you are right, Mary
Mary MacADNski: I am an avid organic gardener and do eat lots of dirt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Jan 2017, 07:30
You are right - children need some dirt - and my generation played in the dirt, too. Happy Birthday to your darling!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jan 2017, 09:15
I don't understand the current obsession with hygiene - the maxim in my day was "don't worry about a bit of dirt" if something was dropped on the floor. I hope your mud pie tasted good ;o)
Mary MacADNski: We were told we had to eat a peck of dirt before we died. The mud pie was delicious, of course.
I reckon those studies are correct - kids are protected much more these days than when I was playing outside most of my childhood, and they seem to suffer more problems.
Mary MacADNski: Alsp, we did not own a helmet of any kind when growing up and kids wear helmets for everything now.
So true, too many are obsessed with
ultra hygiene wipes nowadays
Mary MacADNski: Luckily that does not happen with us.
Our son eat dirt, and coal dust, when he was very young, it didn't do him any harm, he was 40 last August.
Mary MacADNski: Absolutely. I was told we had to eat a peck of dirt before we died.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Jan 2017, 14:31
So true Mary, playing outside seems a thing of the past these days.
Mary MacADNski: Both sets of my grandchildren are outdoor kids and sporty kids, Luckily.
You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die as the old 18th century proverb says
Mary MacADNski: That is the saying I grew up with.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jan 2017, 20:52
Ive always thought that; today's kids are generally to clean and so the body does not build up any resistance. I bet Grandma has spoilt her granddaughter today.
Mary MacADNski: I sent her and her brother a package over a week ago that had one special part to be opened today. Her parents gave her a great gift. She is going to pick out a new kitten at the pound for the family. It is not kitten season but as soon as some are available, she will get to do that.
I LOVE the shot, Mary! And very interesting info. I actually had a mud pie recipe book as a kid! smile
Mary MacADNski: We (my siblings )played with every bit of sand, mud, worms, insecst, flowers (fresh or dried) and so did mu kids. They also grew up with sea creatures that I had not known at their age. In this shot I had the choice of cake made this dirt or a pail of pine needles.

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