Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I keep hearing it's Spring, and yesterday with the sun peeking through behind rain clouds and sixty degree temps, I was positive we'd be clear for a partly sunny afternoon. When the little one woke from her nap, I asked her, "Do you want to take a walk?" Often when I ask her, it's really a rhetorical question because the answer is, "Mommy wants to take a walk, so you need to come too!" But how could you pass up comfortable walking weather when winter seems to stalk the MidWest as if it were Alaska?
So I loaded up the little one, and we took our stroller out! Interestingly, the sky was sunny in front of us but seemed much darker to the right of us. Deciding that I shouldn't stray too far from the house as to get caught in scattered showers, I tried to keep within a 2-3 minute distance from the house. I swear, the sun was shining. . . I had my sunglasses on; little one was singing; we watched the kids unload off school buses. And . . . thunder. Not 30 seconds after I heard what I thought was a distant rumble, it started sprinkling. So I walked faster. And the sprinkling came down faster and harder. Hmmm. . . we were passing a friend's house, and I quickly debated seeking shelter there. But unwilling to invade on her children's time, as she was at work, I put up the cover on the stroller and started running. Hopefully no one I knew saw us running home . . . in the rain.
Once we got home and put the stroller away, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. And it didn't rain the rest of the day!
Posted by Discovering the Me in Mommy at 2:31 PM