It's been a teensy bit dry for the past month or so in the Mid west. Dry as in our lawn is yellow dry. We've even heard thunder and lightening yet been denied a cool, summer rain. All that changed yesterday. :)
Sesame, Squirt and I were outside on the swing set when the thunder started. Loud, bone-rattling peals that sent Sesame into rigid, robot-faced scared mode. I may have laughed at her "scared face." I'm working on capturing the moment on film. Anyway. No rain. We decided to return to the fabulous-ness that is air conditioning.
::Begin Sidenote:: How did people survive in Indiana without air conditioning?!? I mean, really?! 115 with the heat index AND the air is so thick you can barely breathe. I'm an admitted big, fat wimp when it comes to heat. I'd rather go without heat in the winter and huddle around a fireplace. ::End Sidenote::
Not ten minutes later, husband came home. Not ten minutes after that, it started to pour! :)
"Mommy." pauses in thought, "May you take me outside in the rain, please?"
For the briefest moment, I considered saying "No."
We had people coming over in an hour.
The house looked like a pre-school day care arena without a janitor.
My favorite couch pillows were drowning in a sea of laundry and Little People.
There may or may not have been a bottle on top of the laptop perched upon a pile of coupons.
Then I looked at Sesame.
She's had a fair bit of change to deal with lately. One being the loss of attention. She has transitioned magnificently. She loves being big sister and seriously helps. Without her, I would probably be de-hydrated and bored. (She brings me water and "reads" books to me while I feed Squirt).
I thought: Why in the world would I give up this opportunity to say "Yes." to my girl?
Katie @ Heart Gone Walking wrote a great post about "saying yes" at the same time I began writing this post. It says everything I was thinking.
As a stay at home Momma I have to say "No" about 7,082 times a day. And Sesame is a good child. The times when I get to say "Yes," at this age, seem very limited. So, why not soak myself in some rain drops. :)
"Yes, Sesame." pauses so as not to cry, "I would love to take you out in the rain."