what an adventure we had today! we were set to leave the house to go buy new mud boots for moonpie. we have been having massive rains of late and the flip-flops in the puddles don't mix well for us (we seem to lose them mid-puddle and mama has to step in to save the day, err, the flip-flop). so we were on the porch, i had locked the door from the inside and left it open so i could see to the cat and then grab my keys. uh-huh, not the best plan when your fellow adventures are 2 and 5. so, you guessed it, buddy shut the door and we were officially locked out. i made a quick attempt to find a neighbor but all were out. and then it hits me, we can walk to the church to find john. not too far of a walk and PLENTY of puddles in between. i love the world after a good rain. everything glistens and the same things we see everyday are transformed into small ponds and rivers! we stomped through puddles and found new flowers. we watched the birds skitter about and sailed leaf boats down the street. it was lovely and other worldly, until we had to cross the street. with buddy in my arms and moonpie at my hip we set across one of the busiest intersections in town (i should add that our town is sorely lacking in appropriate pedestrian aids- no lights, hardly a crosswalk, and NOBODY slows down for a walker-even with kids). we reached the corner and then SPLASH- were soaked by a SUV barreling down the road. remembering that i set the tone, i squealed with the kids and we laughed and laughed. and then, the rain started. and you would think that rain + mom + young kids = cars stopping to let you cross. ha! we stood on the corner waiting for cars to pass in pouring rain. and again, we attempted joy at this situation. because i mean really, what else are you going to do? let it ruin the day?
we arrived at john's office wet, really wet! but laughing. buddy said "let's tell daddy the whole story". turns out his favorite part was getting splashed by the car- big surprise!
when we got home, we found that the panty fairy had visited! the kids had a box of new undies on the porch sent from my step-mom- perfect seeing as we had to strip down on the porch!
that's how life is, right? setting out to do something and when it doesn't work out, being able to roll with the everyday adventures.