“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” -Unknown
Honestly, I've never really been a fan of the rain. Dark, dreary, rainy days really sour my mood. It's a pain in the rear to go out in the rain (especially with kids--how do you hold an umbrella and a squirmy baby and stay dry??), and it makes my hair look terrible.
But I may just have to change my opinion on summer* rain, after seeing how much fun Logan and Lorelai had splashing around in puddles during a downpour on Monday. It was sheer joy. They were giddy, and it was contagious.
*Summer rain only. Cold rain will always suck. It might as well snow and let us out of school/work or at least look pretty.
|Notice her right flip flop is between the wrong toes? "No mommy, La-lai do it." |
At least she got them on the correct feet this time.
After dinner it started to pour, and Logan was really bummed that he couldn't go out and ride his bike and we couldn't go to the pool. I think I surprised everyone in the house when I suggested he put on his bathing suit and go jump in puddles. This was something we've actually never done, so he looked at me and said "really? Are you serious?" (Which is pretty much what Adam said--he thought I was crazy.) But I figured why not, they could just jump straight into the bath right after, no biggie.
Next thing I knew, Logan was running out the door ready to go (didn't even take time to fix his waistband), and Lorelai was only a step behind him. I had to convince her to take a second to let me pull off her clothes first.
Even Aidan got in on the action, but from safely under the umbrella. For whatever reason, he didn't feel the need to get all wet.
I grabbed one of the boys' tiny umbrellas and headed out to take pictures. My back got pretty wet, but at least the camera stayed dry.
After a while, it was time to head in for baths and showers. I literally had to carry Lorelai in kicking and screaming because she was having so much fun and didn't want to stop. At that point, I got soaking wet chasing after her, but I didn't even care. They had so much fun, it was totally worth it, and I dare say I might even look forward to another evening downpour.