There were, like, 27 logs there and I stepped on the ONE that wasn't sturdy. I refuse to believe that my weight was a factor.
Apparently, my boots were enough to ward off any encounters with snakes. I was scared to death some slimy serpents might be loose in all of that water. *shudder* On the flip side, I did walk into the most ginormous-freaking-spider web I have ever seen (actually I didn't see it. If I'd seen it I would've gone around it rather than through it). And I might have screamed a little while jumping in circles and clawing at my hair. I might have been afraid there was a grapefruit-sized spider going for my throat. Rachel might have told me to "get a grip." I might have restrained myself from shoving her into the creek. Barely.Apparently, if you fall into the creek trying to save one of the boats the muddy banks will make it nearly impossible to climb out:
Hannah: Help me! I'm trapped.
KathyB!: You have to try, sweetie.
Hannah: I can't. I'm stuck.
KathyB!: Climb, Hannah...
Hannah: I can't, mom I'm really stuck.... You need to come down and get me.
KathyB!: Seriously, Hannah?! If I climb down there and I get stuck, too, then we are both going to be down there. Abby is going to have to go home and call 911 to get us out of the stupid creek. That would just be ridiculous...
KathyB!: < I was thinking we'd look stupid together, but thanks for clarifying... >
Yes, she's crying. And in her defense, that bank is close to four feet of liquid mud. There was no way to get a foothold and it was A LOT harder to climb up than it looked.
Apparently, there IS fun stuff to do on a rainy day, you just have to...
*Fall on your ass in a stream,
*Have one daughter tell you to "get a grip,"
*Have another daughter insist you strand yourself with her in a swollen stream.
Or, you could just head to Target...
and get a jump on your back to school shopping...
And call it a day.