January 11th National Step In A Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Remember when you were child how much fun it was to splash about in a mud puddle! Back then, you didn’t need to worry about splashing your friends because they were probably in the puddle with you already! If you are older than 10 though, you might want to reconsider celebrating today with friends nearby, they may not be your friend afterwards. If you are at the beach it’s probably okay. If you are at a wedding it’s probably not okay. So choose your jump in carefully… also, you might want to make sure it’s water before you jump in!
How to celebrate – Gather your friends and jump in a puddle! Check to make sure how deep that puddle really is before jumping. Throw a Step In A Puddle Party Day!
Remember when you were young and found a puddle after a big rainstorm? The first thing you wanted to do was go out and play in it, and you hoped a friend would come along so that you could splash them. It wasn’t something mean, it was all about fun… and the muddier the puddle was, the better.
It wasn’t until we got older that splashing someone became a bad idea. Well, it never really was a good idea but the only one who really got mad was mom and she generally got over it pretty quick.
As we get older the idea seems to be rejected to splash your friend by jumping in a puddle of water. Note, I did not say it was less fun, just maybe not so much a good idea. Adult are normally on their way somewhere and since they are in charge of cleaning their own clothing the idea becomes less appealing.
However, if you have a day that you have nothing special to do, nothing dress up to go to or an important meeting to attend… why not give is a splash!?! Maybe, if you have kids, take them along… they are pretty easy to soak and generally take it better.
So go ahead and have some fun today, hopefully it will rain where you are… if it doesn’t you can always turn on a hose unless it’s freezing out. Which makes me wonder, did whoever create today realize hat at least in the northern states the water might be frozen!?!
How to celebrate – Find a puddle. Remember to put on some old clothes. Wet suits for diving are not allowed.
By the time you finish saying what the day is, it may be over! I believe this is the longest title for a day I have run in to. Anyway, what a fun day (Depending on how it goes down)! You just need to find a puddle and a friend and you get the idea.
Of course a lot of it depends on whether you can find a puddle or not. This time of year it’s normally not to hard to do. It rains a lot in the south but up north, a lot of those puddles may be frozen. But snow melts pretty fast and even if you can’t find one in nature, you could create one of your own.
Next you need to find a friend who doesn’t mind getting splashed. I would advise not splashing someone on their way to a wedding or into work. It may also help if most of your friends are under ten years old. If you are say 50 and your friends are under 10 you may however want to make some better life choices.
You could sort of make it a religious experience. I doubt many will believe you but you could try. Or you could pretend that there are a bunch of bugs under the mud that you need to get rid of. Or maybe you are doing the traditional Peruvian mud dance and need spectators to make it a real experience.
Or you could just say, “What the heck” and trust spontaneity to get you through the moment. After-all, how mad could your friend get?
How to celebrate – Start by finding a puddle. Next find a friend. Make sure you wear your rubber goloshes.