The puddle not taken.

June 14th, 2011

The adult went around the puddle.

Because that way was obvious, easier, less messy.

The kids went out of their way to go through the puddle. Then through it again. And once more for good measure.

Because that way was unexpected, more fun, more interesting.

What “obstacle” are you avoiding that could be an adventure?

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  1. Jane says:

    Nice metaphor. Puddle theme reminds me of seeing my (now teenaged) son as a toddler in his first ever encounter with a puddle, discovering you could stamp your foot in it, create a splash, do it again, and again, splash, splash, splash! How utterly engrossing! how wondrous!

  2. Jen says:

    Ooohhh…now you are making me think! On a grey Wednesday morning, with a son who has strep throat, I have a headache, and it is supposed to be glorious warm beautiful summer (but is cool, grey, miserable gross outside!). But I’ll take your challenge. And I’ll ponder it. You’re on.

  3. There are too many to list. But my husband and I always tell our boys: a dirty day is a happy day. I could stand to learn from my own advice.

  4. Pat Hammond says:

    Remember what it felt like as a youngster to splash through those puddles? They were beacons drawing us like June bugs to the light and we were helpless to stay away from them.

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