The 15 Minute Downpour

There are so many things you can do in a sudden downpour:

You can run to the left…

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You can run to the right…

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 You can find a puddle…

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And swim in it.

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 Upon seeing this, others will join you…

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 In glee.

If I wasn’t taking pictures I’d be right there with her.

But not in my bathing suit, that might be just a little too much for the neighbors.

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 Uh-oh, car.  Out of the road–out of the road!

Or…

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 It only takes one car passing for them to realize they’ve just missed a golden opportunity.

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Quick, here comes another one!

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AAAAnnd, our fate as the weird family on the block is officially sealed.

But wait, what-ho?

Across the street, what’s this I spy?

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It’s the little French boy across the street, Pierre!

His mom is actually letting him come out and play with the weird English kids.

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He’s not sure what to do at first–the language barrier and all…

but playing in the rain transcends all boundaries, everyone around the world can understand this next move–

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Un, Deux, Trois!

Maybe he wasn’t ready.  One more time–

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Un,

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Deux…

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I missed the Trois.

It’s strangely unsatisfying.

I got leprechaun jumps instead.

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Sawyer, it’s time for your push-ups over a puddle.

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He’s copying his brother.

But then his brother did something that nobody else could do.  Or would want to do…

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Snake push-ups.

What is a snake push-up?

Watch.

But you might wish you hadn’t.

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It’s like that scene in Hulk, when the bad guy starts turning into the anti-hero.

Snap out of it, Greyson, snap out of it!

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Ah.  Just in time.  A Leprechaun jump comes to the rescue. There’s the boy I know and love!

The rain petered out, but the fun did not.

Oh, to be young and carefree and full of Leprechaun jumps.

I’d need my special ortho-corrective shoes for that.

Not a pretty picture.

Just know–

I’m jumping on the inside.

7 Responses to The 15 Minute Downpour
  1. Mindee@ourfrontdoor
    August 18, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Oh my goodness – the joy! You really only get that in childhood, don’t you?

    I love that you’re the weird family on the block. 🙂

  2. Cece
    August 18, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    LOVED this! Had to share it on my FB page!

  3. cynthia
    August 19, 2011 | 5:02 pm

    what wonderful pictures you caught of this fun, fun episode! some fun trivia: the “leprechaun jump” are really called a cabriole. it’s french! no kidding.

    seriously, the last cabriole shot was the big prize for enduring the snake push up pictures. lol

  4. Katie B
    August 24, 2011 | 11:06 pm

    I had to stop over to see you after you found me and I’m glad I did! The rain picture remind me of once during a summer storm, my 3 siblings and I would take turns sliding down the ditches by the dirt road. There was so much rain it was our own personal water slide.

    • Missy Jill
      August 26, 2011 | 9:04 am

      We did that once, into a river! It was sooo fun. Never mind that we could have been swept away forever…we were young and free, and stupid.

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