Friday, January 27, 2012

Gray Skies

The rain this past week made the rivers around here wash high spots on the banks that have been "unwashed" for years.
I know I've written time and again how great it is to hear rain on a tin roof, but I'm here to tell you that you can have too much of a good thing.
I mean, if you slammed down a couple gallons of ice cream in an afternoon, or listened to Dark Side of the Moon 380 times in two days, or had sex............well, you get the idea. Enough is enough.
We've had a lot of rain this last week and I was about to get snippy about it, but our great nephew Jordan needed some Aunt Jilda and Aunt Rick time so he stayed with us yesterday. 
When the rain slacked off or a few minutes, we bundled up and took him out for a walk to the barn. It's coded in his DNA. Whenever he comes over here, he has to go to the barn.
As we walked we came up on a mud puddle and he asked if he could run through it. I looked and Jilda and she looked at me and we said -- why not, your mama's not here! 
He ran through the puddle and you could hear the pure joy he experienced.
It turn my gray skies blue.   


  1. Anonymous9:31 PM

    now thats priceless, what a sweetie!

  2. Adorable photo. It's unseasonably warm here in Northern Florida. About 80 degrees almost every day.

    Janie Junebug

  3. That's a decent sized puddle for a boy to run through Aunt Rick. I hope you made sure he had dry clothes when he got back home. Happy to see Jordon featuring again!!

    Ms Soup

  4. Pure happiness. Good one.

  5. Now THAT'S a puddle (or as we say here in England, a small pond). :-)

  6. Anonymous7:50 AM

    A kid and a puddle (swimming pool sized I might add) equals pure joy. The only joy better is that of an adult who can send a kid home to his parents later (go to it kid, your momma's not here).

  7. I'd say you're gonna be out a new pair of shoes for that boy.

  8. What a fun time for Jordan! Don't you wish we all would enjoy the rainy days as much? I can see why he likes to visit you guys!

  9. Kids + water = magic!

  10. How fun to be with people who let you do things like run through mud puddles. I remember being little when we had a huge rainstorm and water was just rushing down the gutters and flooding the street. My mother let us put on our rain boots and splash around in it. I thought I'd die from excitement, it was so unlike her. Later, lightning knocked out the electricity and we lit candles. Or the time the Helms Bakery truck came and she actually BOUGHT US A DOUGHNUT!!! Usually she just said no to our begging. Takes so little to excite a child.


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