While attempting what I think will be my last canning effort this year, applesauce, I gladly told the kids "sure you can make 'leaf stew', anything to get you out of the kitchen." I did check on them a few minutes later when they were happily stirring up leaves and dirt in an old pot full of water. Well, a few minutes after that...do I even need to explain? Of course Laynie's diaper became so full of water that it wouldn't even stay on! and of course all the clothes (I mean pajamas) came flying off in the midst of a water fight. Maybe if the east coast were not having a heat wave right now, this wouldn't have even been an option...but our temps have been mid 80s all week and humid! So, can you blame them?