Into the Rain
The wee girlie and I were downstairs when we heard the thunder hit. Lily-Ann’s eyes lit up, and a slow smile crept onto her face. “Momma?” “Yes?” “Can we go see what the sky is talking about?” How else could I possibly answer? “Okay.” I tickle her tiny armpits. As she doubles over in happy giggles I say “Let’s get dressed for outside. If we’re going to see what the noise is about we might as well go outside.”
I grabbed my camera as we made our way up from the basement, only to find… or rather, to NOT find, my missing umbrella. “Looks like there’s only one, but that’s okay, I don’t need mine.” I help the wee girlie tuck her blue jeans into her rubber boots, open the umbrella, and help her out the door. “I’ll just be a second Lily-Ann.” Quickly, I turn behind me to grab my camera. I may not be able to take it out into the rain without my umbrella, but at the very least I can grab a couple quick shots from the doorway.
So began our 90 minutes outside in the pouring rain. The thunder cracked, and the rain came down hard. I was soaked due to a lack of umbrella, and the wee girlie was the same… but from an entirely different cause. Gotta love how much a pre-schooler loves puddles. 🙂