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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wanna go Puddle Jumpin??

I live in Seattle. THE Capital of rain.
I love it here...The seasonal smells, the people, the sky, the trees, the moss..
even the temperamental weather.

But as I am sitting here by my bedroom window listening to the rain pouring out of our broken rain gutter, I feel a personal realization.
I don't have rain boots.

Now as random and un-serious as this might sound.. I remember something else. I have NEVER had rain boots.. at least, not that I can remember.

HOW is this possible?! 

I have lived here my entire LIFE! On top of having a small fascination with extremely cute shoes.. INCLUDING adorable "PuddleJumpers" as I have always called them... Rain boots are like a living staple in most Seattle female's wardrobe!
But to have never owned any..ever??


And I LOVE going Puddle Jumping! 
I just never think about rubber boots until I'm pulling the wet icky socks off of my frozen little feet.
It's not like we have ugly, normal rain boots either, no way...
we have all KINDS to choose from.. 
Red, Blue, yellow, green, spotted, & striped rain boots...

Croc Rainboots

Ladybug Rainboots,

HelloKitty rain boots.. 

You can even pay around $200 down at the mall for a pair of Burberry Rainboots.
Now I want cute PuddleJumpers as much as the next girl.. but I am NOT about to pay $200 for some.. I really don't want to pay more that $25-$30 for them. So I do what any sensibly smart, quick thinking girl would do...

I head to Wal-Mart. 

"Baby, you have Really never had any rain boots?"  Ryan teases with a playful smile  "You must have at SOME point...Everybody has had rain boots..."


So I march full force towards the shoe department, searching the isles until I find that small but full rain boots section.. "What the Heck?" i'm in shock! all they have are ugly Black or Blue boots! "Are they serious?!" They have a TON of cute PuddleJumpers for little ones, 
but apparently.. if you are over the age of  6.. 
your not allowed to have cute boots from WallyWorld.
I was so excited to have my first pair of PuddleJumpers.. and now? SHOT DOWN.

I was so sad.

"I'm sorry babes.. we will find you some, I promise."

I was really looking forward to Puddle Jumping with him that night.
So I give up and start to walk out with my head hanging low.. defeat pulling in quick, when out of the corner of my eye, in the back of the shelf on the very end, there is a large pair of bright YELLOW boots!

"Wait! Babe! YELLOW! I like Yellow!?!"

Ryan looked at me like I had shouted that I like being windmill kicked in the face.
"Since when do you like yellow? I'm not sure you do.. do you even OWN anything yellow..."
But when he looks up at me he stops short in his questioning. I think the death grip on the only possibility of "cute" boots and the angry don't-cross-me glare scared him a bit.

"I like yellow."
"Okay babe. you like yellow.. Try them on.."

They were so big I felt like I was wearing giant rubber clown shoes.

"They are PERFECT!"

The look on my hubby's face at that point told me he wasn't as convinced as I was.
"You can barely walk."
"I can walk PERFECT!"
"Babe those are to big, you look like a clown."
"You look like a clown! They are PERFECT!"
"Oops! Im good!
"Babe.. try on a different pair.. or we can go somewhere else...wait babe.. what about these!?"

As I am desperately trying to walk like a normal human so he will believe me I turn around to see what he's found that has made his voice sound so relieved. There he is, standing in the middle of the isle, holding above his head like John Cusack  holds the radio.. a pair of Hot PINK rain boots!

(Let me remind you.. PINK is my favorite color.. 
most of the time, if its pink.. 
I buy it. 
It's more than an addiction.. its a disease.)

And with the quick shriek of excitement I twist around to run towards him.. but my giant yellow boots don't move as quick as my tiny feet. In all reality they do their job very well, stick to the laminate WalMart floor, and don't move at all. This results in a very ungraceful, very embarrassing Kerflop onto the floor.

My yellow clown boots, still standing in exactly the same place I just was 4 seconds ago. 

I stayed face down for about 2 seconds breathing deeply, before slowly looking up at Ryan, standing 10 feet away.
He has the biggest grin on his face.

"Ryan. Leave it."
(I'm pulling myself off the floor at this point)
"Go past it Ryan. Nothing just happened here."

When I finally get the courage to look at Ryan, he is staring at me.. holding his breath.. the biggest smile still plastered to his big stupid face. I carefully reach up, and take the boots from his hands and place them on the floor. My feet are already shoe-less, so I just step right into the new pink boots and wiggle down into them. They fit perfect.. for REAL. 
(& They are only $10!)

I'm trying my hardest to focus on my boots.. even though I know my stupid git of a husband is still standing there smiling at me, knowing I have now provided him his latest  
I-love-my-very-special-wifey story.
He picks up the discarded, still standing yellow boots and begins to walk towards the check-out.
"Your right, I think these ones are perfect. I think I want to keep them around... for memories, they should fit me just fine." He giggles.

"There's no possible way to convince you to never tell anyone about this is there?"
"Never in a million years"

Figures so much.

At least I still get to go Puddle Jumping...

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The Meditative Mom said...

lol cute post! I love those Burberry rain boots... but who the heck spends 200$ on rubber boots?? (Sigh...)

LegosInMyPocket said...

omgawsh i know huh?? when i saw them i was like "Hunny! I want THOSE!" and he agreed.. untill he recognized the pattern.. then he just laughed and said "its a good thing you just <3 your new PINK boots to much to replace them..." lol...

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad - I don't think I've ever had a pair of rainboots either and I've also lived in the Seattle-area my entire life. I went from Mary Jane-type shoes (to go with my frilly dresses) to Keds to sneakers with arch support BECAUSE of the Mary Janes and Keds. But I wouldn't mind my own pair like what you got :)

Forget spending $200 on rainboots - what I don't get is why some women spend hundreds of dollars on clothes that they might wear only once because it's not cool to be seen in the same thing more than once! Or is that just Hollywood that I'm thinking about?

And I have the same pink disease as you. Whatever I buy HAS to be in pink (or purple) if possible.

Tatted Mom said...

I found your blog through Meditative Mom's blog hop! =) Love your blog look!


Just Married with Coupons said...

Hi! Those are cute, I am stopping by form the Sunday hop and following you gals! Hope you will visit us at

Have a lovely Sunday!

Diane said...

I am stopping by from Meditative Mom's blog hop. I loved the post! It had me totally laughing! Hope you can visit at

Charlene said...

I totally need those Burberry rain boots! (and just realised I dont own any rain boots at all either!)

Also visiting from MM's blog hop! :-)

LegosInMyPocket said...

Thanx for all the luv! Tottally following all of you new comers.. ur blogs are all so awesome! :)

I reeeally thing i need to do some searching for some knock-off WAAAAAY cheaper Burberry boots :)

The Teacher's Wife said...

too cute- following you back from the blog hop! :)

Jessi said...

Hi, thanks for checking out my blog. I'm following you back.

Cute rain boots...I want some zebra ones!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I'm glad you like it! I'm really liking those Burberry rainboots! I can't believe you don't have a pair of boots... I've never lived in the Northwest, how much does it really rain during the year??? I'm also following you too!


Anonymous said...

I don't go puddle jumping, but you have made me want a pair of those darling boots anyway! Great post!

LegosInMyPocket said...

Jessi - I want a pair in EVERY style right now.. my hubby isn't indulging me. :)

Liz - i kno! that was the problem! lol.. it rains quiet a bit. the summer is nice and dry-ish.. but pretty much as of the begginng of this month its just Rain rain rain... lol

Jan - you SHOULD TRY IT!! its alot more fun than it sounds!! .. the boots are a good side payout as well... ;)

Angela said...

Great post! Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

Nancy said...

I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

Shelley said...

I am addicted to pink too! That didn't happen until my 3rd baby was born, 2 nd daughter. I despised pink before her and now I love, love love it and her. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can check out my blog and follow back.
God Bless,

eof777 said...

Following you from the Bloggy Mom blog hop. Have a great week ahead!

Tara said...

Thank you for joining Say Hi Sunday! I'm now following you back.

This is a hilarious story! I'm glad that you found some PINK rain boots! Now, I don't live in Seattle, but I've never owned a pair of rain boots either, so you're not alone!

Robin said...

Love your rain boots post. I've never had a pair either, and I'm having a fit for some. I keep trying them on wherever I go -- but it's like I'm in search for the "perfect pair" and I can't seem to find them... I guess I'll know them when I see them.

I found you the Bloggy Mom's Blog Hop. Have a great day.


Heather said...

I love the name of your blog and your button and I LOVE puddle jumping. I wish I had cute rain boots!1

LegosInMyPocket said...

Angela, Nancy, Shelly, & e0f777 - Thanx for Following! :)

Tara - omgawsh, it so nice to not be alone in this.. now go buy some rain boots! :)

Robin - See i say go in, find the first cute pair you see that are reasonably priced.. and just say "heck with it!" you wont know how amazing they are.. until you wear them into a puddle :)
Heather - Ah! A fellow PuddleJumper! NICE!! Go get some Boots! Everyone needs boots... & thanx for the comps on the blog & button.. I designed them myself... hahaha :)

Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from the Monday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at:

Have a great day!

-Mallori said...

oh goodness Jaimie. you are too funny! You should have hit up target (if you have it), they always have all kinds of colors!

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