Sometimes, kids want to do things that are extremely kid-like, and that adults have a strong aversion to. Intentionally getting super muddy in the rain usually falls into this category.
I’m pretty neat & tidy. The word “freak” may have been attached there, unflatteringly, on more than one occasion. I love going out into the woods for extended periods of time, but in my normal day-to-day, I prefer to keep traffic in my home and immediate surroundings pretty scrubbed.
So I’m not very pro-mud, as a rule. But kids gotta kid, man. Some things you just have to say yes to.