Friday, January 11, 2013

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

January 11 is the official Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day and I'm celebrating! After a summer rain, my young sons and I would often take puddle walks. Max and Greg, wearing bathing suits and water shoes, would squeal in delight as they jumped in puddles that pooled at the end of neighbors' driveways. It's one of my favorite memories of cherished days with my little ones. Just because Max and Greg are now 22 and 24, doesn't mean the fun has to stop.

 Max stepping in a puddle at the end of our driveway 22 years ago.
Don't worry! Low traffic street and Mom was close by.

Here's what I found out about this obscure celebration day:

Not much.

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is a blast. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete. 

Let's be real though. In many parts of the world, including mine, it's not stepping in a puddle kind of weather. We could alter the rules, however, and step in snow. I mean, snow is just cold water. And even if you can't find a puddle or snow, the idea is to step away from the seriousness of your life and into a bit of fun. Go for it!

 Greg & Max step in snow 

In celebration of this day, I'm having a weekend sale and offering A Stop in the Park for $.99 as a Kindle download from 1/11/13 - 1/13/13. After all, my book does emphasize that in the contemporary world we need to slow the pace of our lives and yes, have a little more fun.

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January 11-13, 2013
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 "A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it."
                                                                                                                   R.C. Ferguson



  1. Hi Peggy,

    Nice post. It made me think of my own childhood and the good times I had during school holidays.


  2. What a great blog post! I enjoyed reading this! :-) Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics too!

  3. We had plenty of puddles near my house this morning but they were frozen. Maybe we can reschedule "Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day" for June or July! I like the idea of getting outdoors and frolicking in nature, with or without puddles, and your post (and photos) gave me a smile.