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peacefuloptimist Sat 11-May-13 06:54:40

For Cbeebies to encourage puddle-jumping?

Are they going to take on the responsibility (for all the parents whose kids can no longer walk past puddles without hurling themselves in to them) of purchasing waterproof footwear for children and washing puddle-splattered clothing? No? Then stop with all the propaganda about puddle-jumping being the next best thing since sliced bread.


Buzzardbird Sat 11-May-13 07:04:29

The sooner they turn peppa into a bacon sarnie the better imo.

Far more welcoming on a Saturday morning. grin

SillyBeardyDaddyman Sat 11-May-13 07:06:02


Have they not seen the dangers of puddles as illustrated by the vicar of dibley?

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 11-May-13 07:08:26


Puddles are there for jumping in.

Avoid being splashee by becoming the splasher. grin

Sirzy Sat 11-May-13 07:11:57

I don't think children need any encouragement to jump in puddles!

Tournament Sat 11-May-13 07:12:49

Puddle jumping should be compulsory. There is no better childish pleasure. When mine were small we used to go out on focused puddle hunts smile

thistlelicker Sat 11-May-13 07:14:24

Kids can hardly do anything in today society! Allow them puddle jumping! U r being v v v unreasonable

KitNCaboodle Sat 11-May-13 07:29:35

I have a few mental Kodak moments, where I wish I had a camera but my memory will have to do. The biggest one is taking my 2 chn, then probably aged 2 and 3, out onto our quiet road in the rain, to jump in puddles. We got soaked but absolutely loved it.

macreturnofthe Sat 11-May-13 07:45:47

childhood is the state that ends the moment a puddle is first viewed as an obstacle instead of an opportunity

- best quote ever - and proves i am still a kid!!!

Happiestinwellybobs Sat 11-May-13 07:48:19

Love that macreturn. Me too smile

MadCap Sat 11-May-13 07:53:13

YABVU you are probably one of those annoying parents who complain when their precious darlings come out of school/preschool with a spec of mud or paint on them.

VickyRenovator Sat 11-May-13 07:55:06

Yubu, if you can't jump puddles as a child when can you?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 11-May-13 07:55:36

Aw it's free fun. Let them enjoy it. That's what primark is there for. For £2 leggings and t shirts that can get wet and ruined without costing u a fortune. smile

Great quote btw smile

SkinnybitchWannabe Sat 11-May-13 07:59:39

Clothes can be dried, memories cant be lost so YABU.

pictish Sat 11-May-13 07:59:44

YABVU I too encourage the jumping in of puddles. Wellies were invented for such a pastime, and all should indulge.

Tee2072 Sat 11-May-13 08:05:22

I have maintained for many years that we would have world peace if the leaders took a puddle jumping break during meetings.

glenthebattleostrich Sat 11-May-13 08:06:22

I bought wellies just so I can go puddle jumping with the kids, it's brilliant and great exercise too grin

I love that quote too by the way

MrsBungle Sat 11-May-13 08:09:46

Yabu. There's nothing better than care-free puddle jumping as a kid. I love macreturns quote.

peacefuloptimist Sat 11-May-13 08:15:01

Bah humbug!

You have all been indoctrinated too. Puddle jumping? That's something you would get in trouble for when I was younger not celebrated like an Olympic sport.

Sirzy Sat 11-May-13 08:20:32

Your parents were obviously as miserable as you then. That shows that puddle jumping = happiness!

We were always encouraged to jump in puddles except when wearing 'best' clothes

peacefuloptimist Sat 11-May-13 08:21:47

Let's see how fun you find it when your child comes home from school with mud splattered socks/trousers and their sensible school shoes completely waterlogged and ruined. And Madcap if I had school aged dcs I would mist definitely be that mum. sniff

pictish Sat 11-May-13 08:22:06

Your mum sounds fun. wink

I have a sort of pal who is a bit like that - the kids aren't allowed to get dirty...must be pristine at all times. Deffo no puddles.

I have "whoever makes the biggest splash wins" competitions. grin

Takes all sorts.

pictish Sat 11-May-13 08:23:05

We all have that OP. We put the trousers in the washing machine and the shoes on the radiator.
All remains well. wink

peacefuloptimist Sat 11-May-13 08:24:16

*most blush

concernedmate Sat 11-May-13 08:26:20

of course yabu puddles are for jumping in, like pictish said that's what washing machine and radiators are for.

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