<cough> Um, parts of the stream were deeper than the boots of a (6-year-old? how old are kids in 1st grade?) child. Who knew? But hey, once the pants are wet, why not go for the REALLY deep parts, yes?
This was a block away from our house at the time. Somewhere between the creek and home I realized that emptying the books would assist in the walk home. (Guardian angels? Only explanation for making it to 2nd grade.)
My 1st grade buddy Trevor helped with the creek decisions, because two young boys are twice as dumb as one young one!