Audrey sat looking out the window with a smile on her face.
Rain pitter-pattered on the glass.
It splooshed and splashed.
Audrey waited patiently for it to stop so she could go outside and play.
As soon as it stopped, Audrey grabbed her raincoat and raced outside.
She jumped in a puddle with both feet.
She ran around kicking water and mud, splattering it on her pants, coat and face.
Getting it everywhere.
She was just about to make a mud angel when her mom came outside.
“Audrey!” she exclaimed. “What are you doing?”
“I’m playing, Mommy.”
Instead of getting upset, Audrey’s mom smiled.
Instead of getting angry, Audrey’s mom laughed.
“Oh Audrey,” she sighed. “Let’s go inside, clean you up and make a mud pie.”
Bubbly giggles came from the bathtub.
The Bubblebath Kids were busy swirling and whirling around Audrey, washing away all the mud and grime.
“The messier the better, Audrey!”
Audrey laughed, sloshing water out of the tub.
“Ok kids! Mom and I are going to make a mud pie,” Audrey told them.
“Tee-hee,” the Bubblebath Kids chortled, knowing that Audrey would be back soon.
Hair still dripping, Audrey bounced down the steps and into the kitchen where her mom was getting ingredients out for the mud pie.
“First, we need a package of instant chocolate pudding,” she said.
“Next, a cup and a half of milk, 2 cups of thawed Cool Whip and a chocolate pie crust.”
Audrey’s stomach growled as her mom mixed the milk and pudding together.
She waited patiently. The two minutes it took seemed to last for hours.
Finally, Audrey’s mom stirred the Cool Whip into the mix and handed Audrey the spoon to lick.
She used a clean spoon to spread the rest of the Cool Whip over the top of the pie and then placed it in the fridge.
“There. Now we wait a few hours,” she said, turning to Audrey and grinning at the sight of her. She had the spoon and bowl in either hand and her face, arms and hair was coated in chocolate and cream.
“Looks like you need another bath!”
Audrey raced up the stairs, beaming with excitement.
The Bubblebath Kids bobbed to the surface, beaming.
“We knew you’d be back soon!” they sang, smiling wide.