We had stopped at the grocery store after I picked my 4-year-old up from daycare. He attends a nature-based childcare center so they spend most of the day outside and generally worry very little about the state of the kids' clothing. This particular day last fall my son wore gray sweatpants and a t-shirt. He came away from the day filthy. His pants were covered in dirt and grass stains from rolling down the hill. His shirt had a few lunch stains down the front and his face was splattered in dried mud. His hair was sticking up every which way from sweat.
But his eyes sparkled with joy. He told me that he had the BEST day and I couldn't have been more pleased. At check out the clerk took one look at him and her eyebrows shot up in shock. Then she chuckled softly and winked at him-
"Looks like you enjoyed your day!"
People get it. Kids are not supposed to be clean. They are expected to prefer sweats and soft materials. So allow the freedom. Don't worry about dirt or judgement. That's where Wild Mill Kids fits into the picture. We are not here to look pretty; we are here for the rough and tumble.
Wild Mill Kids lives in the pile of filthy clothes on the floor outside the bathtub because we were made passionately for the play clothes/weekend wear/cabin clothes pile in the closet.
Wild Mill Kids is not for beauty's sake and will definitely not be featured on Sunday mornings, in frames on your living room walls, or in your holiday cards.
You will find us in the BEST of days.
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