The other day I made my boys play in the rain. It sounds silly to say it like that. Don't all little kids want to go outside and play in the rain, and it is the mom who won't let them?
Well, this mom thinks that there is nothing better than a summer storm. But these 2 little boys do not agree. Well. Until last Wednesday. Up until now, dark clouds meant thunder and thunder meant lightning. And lightning is terrifying and unknowable and reason to run screaming into the house.
I decided it was time to introduce them to the glories of a good rainstorm. They were hesitant at first, venturing out a few feet at a time and then running back under the porch. After a while, however, they were asking for their swimsuits, racing down the sidewalk and dancing across the driveway. It was a proud moment for this mama.