woke up early and went for a run in the rain.
did the laundry with the boys. in the rain.
did the grocery shopping. with the boys. in the rain.
The casualties included our Costco-sized wind-proof umbrella, which, it turns out, is actually not wind-proof — and my record of never having given Simon a time-out in public. A mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do. Unfortunately, the time out did not have the desired effect and we ended up carrying two baskets through the store anyway.
Simon couldn’t stop laughing as I tried to turn our umbrella right side in and keep Oliver dry and out of the wind. At least one of us enjoyed the situation, although Oliver was a pretty good sport about being winded and rained on. I finally gave up on the umbrella and hurried us to the laundromat with it inside-out.
And then I sat on the couch and watched episodes of Chuck and Castle on hulu while folding the laundry. Thing 1 took a long nap in his room. Thing 2 took a short nap on my lap. As I finished folding, the clouds parted, the sun shone. And I shook my fist at it.