As you might have heard on the news Englandshire is a bit damp and squishy.
Rather than letting that stop our fun we used it to our advantage and I took Jen and Freya out puddle jumping. Jen didn’t want to go out, Freya was desperate for a wee but was refusing to go in the garden. Awkward!
My solution “Jen I’ll let you get soaking and muddy if you let her exercise?” deal. He scampers off to find shoes, we both decided on wearing summery Crocs. It’s more sensible than it sounds… Crocs aren’t going to be damaged when submerged in puddles, and no socks to keep the cold muddy water on your skin. Yup we can totally blag wearing summer shoes in flooded fields and call it sensible. Shhhh stop disagreeing. 😉
Although its unpredictable letting Freya off lead I wanted to see how she’d cope with the stodgey, squealchy ground. With ease apparently. She ran in her normal looney way round and round and round, you wouldn’t have thought it was slippery ground.
She ignored calls of her name, but if I bend down and put my arms out (imagine a small child doing an aeroplane impression) she runs at my at high speed and does a last meter side step to avoid me. She loved it!
I figure the weather can’t be changed. I could sulk about stormy, damp, waterlogged weather, or we could just go outside and make the most of it.
Flooded fields don’t have to be negative, they can be brilliant (supervised) fun. Impromptu playgrounds if you will. Stick on them wellies, or crocs if you’re hardcore puddle jumpers like Jen and I, and just embrace the weather.
I’m linking this to #CountryKids by CoombeMill.
Remember though, deep water or fast flowing water is dangerous. I don’t recommend being reckless.