Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Today is the first day that I feel sorry for Lucas and all his wee friends at preschool. When I dropped him off this morning it was dumping rain and he looked rather forlorn, despite his being bundled in lined pants, two shirts, a sweater, rain pants, warm socks, rain boots, rain coat, and warm hat. I think even the children, who instinctively and compulsively delight in splashing and puddles and mud, are a bit sick and tired of this wet, wet weather. Miss Jennifer looks positively exhausted, which is not a good look on a teacher at 8:45 on a Monday morning. She spends all her time dressing and undressing and redressing soaked little people. We are saturated. Enough, already! At least give us a few days to dry out.

12 Responses to “Rain, Rain, Go Away!”

  • dakini_grl
    April 3, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    I think we’re all feeling it today. I am just not emotionally prepared for it either. I know I’m probably splitting hairs, but at least it’s a warm, mild, spring-like rain today. Personally, I’m just hoping for a week without a hail storm up here…


  • sarabellae
    April 3, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Lucas keeps asking me, “Is it winter or is it spring?”
    “Um… well, it’s spring, but springtime can still be cold and rainy.”


  • nonosays
    April 3, 2006 at 1:25 pm

    I know just how he feels. The combination of pouring rain and daylight savings was just too much for me this morning and I refused to get out of bed for an extra 2 hours today. And now I’m in pout mode and feel like a bad Garfield cartoon.


  • foseelovechild
    April 3, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    It’s been raining forever and ever and ever.


  • grlfury
    April 3, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    Reading your description of the clothing you put on lucas made me laugh. I got the mental picture of the younger brother in “Christmas Story”. So bundled up in his snow suit that his arms are sticking straight out to the side. Which may be why he has grumpy face.


  • kittiliscious
    April 3, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    I just keep repeating to myself like a deranged mental patient:

    April showers bring May flowers
    April showers bring May flowers
    April showers bring May flowers


  • kimkimkaree
    April 3, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    I guess I’m the only one in love with the rain for days and days.


  • sarabellae
    April 3, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    It is very much like that. Honestly, I sort of wish we had two thicknesses for each piece of rain gear: Thin for warmer wet weather and insulated for cold, freezing wet weather.

    Hey, he’s probably bundled up almost as much as you are, Grlfury!


  • pirategrrl
    April 3, 2006 at 7:49 pm


    I wrote about this literally one minute before you did. Only I used more swear words.


  • sarabellae
    April 3, 2006 at 8:03 pm

    LL Bean sells great rain pants, but I don’t know how that fashion statement would go over with the college crowd. They are perfect for the preschool set though. Lucas has pants in blue, yellow, and orchid.


  • frosteee
    April 4, 2006 at 2:29 am

    You’re not the only one, K. I sometimes wonder if I’m the only one because I know that we only get rainy and cloudy days for a little while longer and then BAM! Summer heat for days and days reaching into the low 100s until I can’t stand it. I cherish these wet days as long as I can…


  • flonkbob
    April 4, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Hmmm, we’re getting rain beyond what I expected, but not like that. Guess there are benefits to living in the desert.


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