It always happens doesn’t it, you wake up in the morning the sky looks a bit grey and you battle with your brains for the best attire for the day, finally you decide “hey it’s the middle of July – it’s summertime I SHALL wear my new flip flops” and just as you head out of the door for the school run, the heavens open and you get soaked! Wednesday was one such day although to be fair it stayed nice for pretty much the whole day until 10 minutes before it was time to pick Little Bean up from school, it rained as though someone had opened the flood gates, I tried ‘waiting it out’ but then realised I would be even later than I normally am so I donned my new Crocs Wellies, I dug out my golf umbrella and cocooned Beanie Boy behind the raincover of his buggy and off we went to collect Little Bean. It’s a good job I did wear my wellies as the path to school had already cultivated some Olympic sized puddles.
By the time we got back in the car, the sun had come out, the skies turned blue once more and apart from the slightly damp feeling in the air, you wondered whether or not you had actually dreamt the whole rain shower. Little Bean excitedly asked “can I put on my wellies when we get home and jump in the puddles” and so began an idea. We are lucky enough to live close to some open countryside so when we got home, we found everyone’s wellies and set off on a Puddle Hunt, singing as we went “We’re going on a Puddle Hunt, we’re going to find some big ones” (to the tune of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’).
This is what we found on our way . . .
There were plenty of puddles to choose from . . .
Little Bean wasn’t too keen on the dirty puddles though . . .
Some puddles were VERY deep . . .
Some puddles were very wide . . .
Then we found some fields to venture through . . .
We made sure there were no trolls under the bridge . . .
We checked out a bit of nature. . .
And we finished off very wet, muddy and decided to do a spot of handprinting . . .
Walking through the door at home Little Bean declared “that was the best fun EVER – thanks Mum!!”. You can’t say fairer than that!