Monday, March 24, 2008

Smingus Dingus

Poland has the coolest holidays that we don't have. The day after Easter is called "Smingus Dingus" (which is just an awesome name in and of itself) and it's basically National Waterfight Day. There are seriously kids with squirt guns and buckets of water everywhere, soaking everyone in sight all day long. I was there for two of these holidays, and I ran from the hooligani all day long. It was great.

When I taught 5th grade I usually always observed this holiday with my students by taking them out at the end of the day and squirting them lightly with my little squirt bottle after explaining the holiday. They loved it.

When Joseph and I got married and he learned of this crazy day, he had no idea that I'd actually observe it with him as well. But for FHE tonight, I took him outside and dumped a bucket of water on his unsuspecting back. I was so glad it was such a warm day! He got me back a bit, and Sophie thought we were nuts, which we are.

I'm glad I married such a good sport and that he takes my craziness in stride.

For those of you who've been telling me to post a picture of "the bump", here it is. Sorry about the water splotches all over my shirt in addition to the bump, but this is proof that I really am almost 6 months pregnant. :)

10 comments:

Jenny W said...

Is this another one of those made up things....because nobody else has ever been to Poland to prove your stories?! So kidding! That may be the best holiday ever! And loved the Easter pics too! Hope Sophie is feeling better....

Jeni and Alan said...

That is so funny! You guys are hilarious.

Erin said...

That's probably the coolest holiday I've ever heard of! Looks like you have fun Easter. :) We need to get together one last time before you guys head off to CA.

Jill Hunt said...

What a fun tradition, and it was such a great day for it! I love your cute little belly. I wish I looked like that when I was almost 6 months pregnant!

Jeff and Alison said...

That is the awesomest (??) holiday ever!! I love it! Maybe we will adopt it. I don't think Jeff would be so forgiving if I threw a bucket of water on him and told him it was a holiday! He probably wouldn't believe me! Ha! Joseph is a good sport!

Annie said...

smingus dingus is officially our new family holiday. thank you becky! (your buddha is the cutest ever!)

Elizabeth said...

How could I forget?! But, I did, I will hopefully remember next year. BTW, you cannot be 6 months pregnant, you are tiny!!! Really cute though.

Lisa (Espanish for "Lisa") said...

That's so weird, I just read about that holiday before Easter (amidst an internet search for egg hunts). Sounds like so much fun. I'm plotting for next year...

I'm glad you guys had so much fun celebrating it. Looks like you got Joseph good! How in the world do you pronounce it though?

Julia Deaver said...

You look great for almost 6 months pregnant! And what a fun holiday to share! It looks like fun!

Sonja said...

I'm crazy about that name! If we ever own a dog or cat or FISH! Smingus and Dingus. Perfect, no?

You guys are so fun! :D