Wednesday, January 20, 2010

being a mommy.



















Pouring rains bring wonderfully flooded yards. The kids watched in delight as our backyard patio became an ankle deep pond, and they waited anxiously for the time when I would let them run wild in the newly fallen water. I tried to finagle the situation and hold them off until daddy came home so I wouldn't be overwhelmed with wet clothes and cold kiddos, but I relented and let them at it.

At first, I could be heard telling them that they were not allowed to splash anyone else, get their pants wet or let their boots get filled with water. Awful, I know.

This was all until Ethan crashed and fell face down in the water. Before I could fully absorb what had just happened (and stop laughing), kids were yanking off their rain boots, bikes and scooters were sliding sideways through the water sending rooster tails in all directions and entire outfits were being soaked completely. It was great!

And we laughed and kept yelling to Parker do it again to see how big he could splash while peeling out on his little brother's tricycle. When all was said and done, all their soaked clothes were thrown into the wash and hot showers were happily received.

The best part was that my sweeties had a blast and it was reestablished once again that I am the best Mommy ever. I guess that's what they mean by: when life gives you lemons{rain}, make lemonade{happy children}!

14 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

So much fun!

Hissyfits & Halos said...

Haha, yeah, I don't think the rain boots served any purpose here. That looks like a blast. I probably would have been the only Mom out there in it with them! Glad yall had fun!

Mrs.Rabe said...

You are the best Mommy in the world! What fun!

Rose said...

That does look like fun. You are a brave good mommy.

Marilyn said...

O.K..... I have been trying to hold this back but now I have to say it!!!!
...WILL YOU ADOPT ME?????.....
....ROTFL.......
I think you are a great Mommy!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

The Rose Room said...

oooooooh, I would have so come and played in that if I had known! FUN!!! Rachaelxo

Amanda said...

You ARE the best mommy ever... way to recognize a wonderful playful moment and roll with it! I need to follow your lead!

Blessings-
Amanda

denise said...

i love it! what wonderful gleeful memories, moments and photos to prove it...we are creating ponds and oceans here, too...if the rain lets up i'll have to follow your lead...

Lisa said...

You are the best mommy ever!!! those pictures look like so much fun! we're loving the rain too, but my girls' idea of a fun rainy day is baking and movies...fine with me!

Inglesidemom said...

You are way cool!

Jess said...

AW! What a great mommy!! :)

FieryCanuck77 said...

wow! that's a lot of water!!! But you are such a Fun Mommy! :)

Sara x said...

You children are so wonderful all now to a wonderful mom. I am reading your blog and hopefully pickingup tips to help me be a great mommy too xxx

Lori said...

How absolutely wonderful for the fun rain puddle time!! Splish-Splash!! lori