#WritePhoto – Splash!

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt this week:

Well, this photo sparked some memories!

Sashaying around the house, 11-year-old Ritu was so proud of the new boots her parents had bought her.
She felt so grown up, so in fashion – something she had rarely been in the past. Actually, the boots had been given to her a few weeks back, and she had debuted them at her school residential trip, at the disco, along with her rainbow coloured dress.
Oh yes, so on-trend was Ritu!
They were the boots of her dreams, grey suede pixie boots, with a slight slouch to them. Ritu had never owned something so ‘cool’!
Today, they were visiting some family, and she was looking forward to showing off the funky footwear.
It was a beautiful sunny day so Ritu, her brother and cousins were playing in the garden. The boys played football – obviously – and the girls wandered around chatting.
Splash!
Stupid boys! They’d kicked the ball into the pond. Ritu couldn’t let theΒ young ‘uns risk getting the ball out, so off she went, heroine extraordinaire, to rescue the situation.
Bending over she reached out to the middle of the pond to gently coax the ball towards the edge of the pond…
Even bigger SPLASH!
Ritu was sat in the pond, dripping wet, amongst the frogspawn… then she remembered her beautiful boots!
Ruined!

Based on a totally true event as I was growing up.

I never did wear them again, despite my mother doing some amazing rescue mission to make the boots wearable again… I just kept on smelling frog… (actually, I think I imagined a fishy smell that wasn’t really there…) Those poor boots… and poor me with frogspawn all over me!

 

Image result for grey suede pixie boots

They looked a bit like these boots!

 

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42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. manyofus1980
    Jun 11, 2018 @ 23:27:59

    Omg nooo! frog spawn? ewwww! but hey you rescued your cousins ball? πŸ˜› xxx

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  2. reocochran
    May 03, 2018 @ 11:35:48

    Aww, poor young Ritu! Your mom was so sweet in getting those boots back to their best shape. . . Love her! ❀️
    Anyway, it is funny how we see this as comical and not at all embarrassing once we grow up! Too bad since you were rocking those cool boots and a rainbow dress, too! 🌈 xo

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  4. anuragbakhshi
    Apr 29, 2018 @ 05:47:05

    Awwe, I’m sure it was all a big conspiracy, even though you were too young and innocent to realize it then πŸ™‚

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  5. Eliza Waters
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 23:54:49

    Great story, Ritu. What is it about that age of girls? I remember pleading with my mother for a pair brown suede boots with heels – so cool, so grownup. She argued that they weren’t proper winter boots and that my feet would likely get wet and cold in the snow. I won and though I thought I was the pinnacle of fashion, my mother was right… wet, cold and salt-stained all that winter and the paint wore off the cheap heels. Of course, I didn’t DARE complain and admit my mother was right!

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  7. Suzanne
    Apr 28, 2018 @ 02:50:25

    What a shame the boots got spoiled. I can remember getting suede shoes splattered with rain when I was about 11 too. It was a very sad moment. You capture the feeling well.

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  8. dornahainds
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 17:49:09

    Superb storytelling. 😎πŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 14:23:02

    In the drink and ruined boots on top of it all… Sending hugs to little Ritu. ❀

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  10. Jennie
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 12:07:32

    I hate wardrobe malfunctions, especially when it comes to a beloved pair of shoes (or boots).

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 11:50:58

    Oh no, Ritu. You must have been heart broken. It is a pity you didn’t think to take them off. I lost a shoe down a drain once which upset me a great deal and I also would never wear the retrieved shoe again.

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  12. OIKOSβ„’-Redaktion
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 11:03:02

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  13. Michael
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 09:24:17

    Frog smell and frogs spawn, will always negate the heroine you no doubt were.

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  14. syl65
    Apr 27, 2018 @ 00:58:18

    The sacrifices heroes must make… πŸ˜‰

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  15. Sue Vincent
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 22:48:49

    Ah… the dangers of small boys and brothers πŸ˜‰

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  16. TanGental
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 22:34:20

    Ah such a superhero. We know your chosen power too… to be completely water repellent…

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  17. willowdot21
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 22:30:05

    Oh! the ignominy of it all Sis πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  18. pranabaxom
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 22:06:29

    No wonder you croak while singing. Must be the frog in your throatπŸ˜ƒ

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  19. James
    Apr 26, 2018 @ 21:05:17

    I can only imagine how tragic that must have felt at the time, especially since you still remember it.

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