As parents we are always pushing and promoting healthy food options, telling our kids that water is better than cordial, fresh fruit is better than fruit juices, having an apple after school is better than diving into a box of shapes. Many a conversation with other parents is about getting kids to eat more vegetables and swapping recipes of healthy food that tastes yummy and inviting for the kids.
Sometimes however, it is great to just let all that go out the window and have some FUN, like playing in the rain at the bike centre. Its good to just let kids be kids. To let them get dirty and play outside with no shoes on and bury themselves in the sandpit (and worry about traipsing sand though the house later), and ride around on their scooters in winter until it is nearly dark. (they do have jumpers and beanies on). :)