I am from the school of thought that a little dirt never hurt anyone.
My kids get several baths a week...but the term "bath" is used loosely. A run through the sprinkler might qualify.
At any rate, they are usually semi-presentable, and they do get their ears cleaned and their teeth brushed regularly but no one is going to accuse me of being fanatical about children's hygiene.
Which is why it is somewhat unusual, that 10 minutes (quiet, beautiful, blissful minutes) after the boys' had gone to bed, that I hurried upstairs, got them out of bed, and in to the shower.
Their feet were just a little too dirty for comfort.
Getting out of bed to play in the shower for 30 minutes was full-out awesome to the boys.
And I was the hero.
Funny how my mommy guilt can translate so differently to them.