WHAT IS A PUDDLE-JUMPER?
1. a light plane, esp. one traveling only short distances or making many stops.
[Origin: 1930-35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places]” – Dictionary.com
“A ‘puddle jumper’ is a small toy, featuring a propeller on the end of a stick. By rubbing your hands together around the stick and releasing the stick when the propeller reaches high speed, the puddle jumper can be launched into the air. An experienced puddle-jumper can control the direction, elevation, and distance of the flight and play catch with the device.” – Wikipedia
WHY PUDDLE JUMPING?
The image appeals for a number of reasons:
- Puddle jumping invokes images of childlike innocence, wonder, and enthusiasm as well as an acceptance that getting wet and dirty is just part of life;
- The historic use of the word puddle-jumper to refer to a plane that stops in “small, insignificant places” is apt when referring to the life events of the average blogger;
- However, according to manufacturers of the puddle-jumper toy, “[a]n experienced puddle-jumper can control the direction, elevation, and distance of the flight” which will keep us from getting bogged down in those”insignificant places” while still embracing them with the joy of a puddle jumper.
SO WHAT IS PUDDLE JUMPING?
Puddle Jumping is the blog and shop of a yoga teaching, travel-loving, homeschooling, parent in Washington DC. The blog documents those interest among others. You will find affiliate links to great products and services as well as a shop with items we sell directly. Some products are directly downloadable, so me are shipped from Washington DC, and others come right from the distributor, so read the descriptions for details.
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