Rain, Rain Go Away...Come Again NEVER!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rain = A Mother's number one enemy.
32 days of rain = A Mother's worst nightmare. 

Look, I hate when people always complain about the weather. I get it, we live in New England. One would expect about 8 months of winter, tons of snow, and sub zero temperatures. If you are living here and you are surprised that it is cold, than well, you shouldn't be living here. What is utterly and completely unfair is to take away the only thing that makes that 8 months of that crap bearable; Summer.

At least I can comprehend that someday this rain is bound to go away. The person who doesn't understand this? My little man. To say that he is cranky and miserable would be the understatement of the year. To say that he really, really, really wants to go outside, would have to be said while laying on the ground, pounding your fists, banging your head against the floor and screaming at the top of you lungs. How do I know this? Because this is ALL the little man has been doing for the past two weeks. 

Yes, I know we are in the throws of the terrible twos (dear God I hate this stage.) But somehow I think that we would be fearing much, much, much better if the little guy were to be able to run around the park to blow off some steam. Instead he sits here and whines and I pretty much think that both of us are losing our minds. I know one of us is losing our patience. I try TV, toys, forts, you name it but nothing seems to help. The only cure I fear is just a few days of sunshine. Oh, how I miss the sun. I miss it bad. 

Snow I can handle, a sled, a snowsuit and we are good to go. Heat. Heat is fine, that's why baby pools were invented. Cold, well that is why God created the brand patagonia. Rain? Well rain sucks. 

The view of my beloved park across the street, covered in water with no children to be seen.

How is one supposed to be in any type of good mood when the sky continually looks like this?

Yesterday we just couldn't take any more and took the bike to the grocery. I had to waterproof my child. Something that unfortunately he has become accustomed to. 

Rain, rain, go away....come again NEVER!


Anonymous said...

I hear you loud and clear. This weather is pure torture when you have kids. Some kind of sick joke. I have used up all indoor activities I can think of...baking cookies, forts, every craft imaginable, movies....Insanity is starting to set in in my house. I find that my kids get super hyper when they're stuck inside. I don't think we're getting a break any time soon either....

Anonymous said...

your poor lm :( the rain is killing me and i am an adult who chose to live in ny and should be able to deal. i feel soggy all the time - i can't imagine being a 2 y/o and dealing with this. hopefully (for all our sakes) it clears up soon!!!

That Girl said...

Rain = bad tempers = grumpy mummy's. Especially that much rain! We have some coming in tomorrow which I'll welcome as (believe it or not) I've had too much sun! LM looks cute in his rain gear though it's no good for your Louboutins! x

Julie Q said...

seriously. i'm right there with LM - this rain sucks!! and its july now! its one thing to throw June down the drain but to seep into our July?!?!?? not right. its not righ

Polly said...

its winter here and the rainiest we have had in years, Poor Ollie is not coping with being inside. Little boys are just not supposed to be cooped up are they?

Callie Durbrow said...

Finally a nice week!! Hopefully your little one can get outside and have some fun (and you too).