Monday, June 3, 2013: Shelter from the Storm

Dear Babies,

I heard the rain this morning and sighed, thank god.

It was a weekend on the go. We did this, straight to that, stopping off there–where there was a bounce castle, and a popcorn machine!–we had outfit changes. Sunscreen applications–“is she wearing sunscreen?” people actually ask. “No. She’s not. I’m hoping to turn her purple.” (Along with, “you should put a bandaid on that,” in regards to a three-day-old scab on the knob of a knee where a bandaid periodically gets placed and then immediately falls off, “Wow, a bandaid?! What a great idea!” Gee, people are awesome.)

By last night we were shot.

We were done with the sun.

We ordered pizza.

We watched a movie.

We literally hosed you guys down outside in the outdoor shower.

We put pajamas on.

We went to bed.

(Well, you’re dad and I watched the Real Housewives for New Jersey and happily let our minds go, going, going–did Theresa just say drownded?–gone.)

Today, it’s back to laundry.

You’re still in your pajamas.

I’m in the closest thing to mine without someone actually saying “hey are you in your pajamas?” but definitely leaving that door open in a judgmental mind.

So here we are, staying in.

You guys are on the couch watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, again.

I’m looking out the window, perfectly content.

Sometimes, we all need a little rain.

By Juni from Kyoto, Japan



4 thoughts on “Monday, June 3, 2013: Shelter from the Storm

  1. Anonymous says:

    Amen sister!!!! I saw the rain and thought the same thing. An outdoor shower. That is a great idea with toddlers roaming around. I am glad I am not the only one that gets tht grief about the various skinned knees. And then we lost power!!!! After Sandy, things change. Instead of caring or even finding out about the generator, we played with flashlights. The power is back on. Thank goodness for the rain that forces us to slow down…

    • amydenby says:

      Yes who knew those flashlights could be such a source of fun! You’d think we’d be dreading a morning indoors with toddlers, but sometimes after being on the go so much its a welcome change–less skinned knees on pavement, too 😉

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes! And is it me, or when it’s nice out I feel like my guys are putting on the sneakers with cries to “go outside!!!!” In their still soggy overnight diapers at 6:45 in the morn. And then there is me with the Momma’s guilt “sure!” Lets eat breakfast outside at the same time other people are waking. I have learned to love rainy days… 😉

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