One day Debbie woke up to a foggy, wet world
From inside her cozy warm cave she inspected the day.
She stayed in her pyjamas and read her book in front of the fire
But she kept looking at the rain tumbling down outside.
Debbie decided to get dressed into her wet weather gear
and head out to join the rainy day.
She ignored her best friends, her trusty running shoes
She ignored her sturdy waterproof walking boots
Instead, Debbie put on her purple gumboots and felt a change occur.
She splashed through the muddy puddles,
She sploshed in the mini lakes that were forming
And swooshed through the rivers snaking their way into the newly formed lakes.
She jumped (yes jumped!) in the potholes of water
She laughed at the raindrops splattering her not-quite-waterproof suit.
She stood in the muddy truck tyre tracks and lifted her face to the rain.
It ran down her face and she smiled.
It didn’t matter that Debbie was now a big girl,
Inside she was still little and her purple boots made her life fun.
By Debbie Harris 🙂
Note: This story was inspired by my daughter’s (Sarah) favourite childhood book Big Sarah’s little boots