My daughter has been participating on a T-ball team (sort of like baseball, except they have the option to bat off a T). So far she has had only two practices. Four have been scheduled. Two have been rained out, including tonight. The kids are supposed to have a game next Tuesday. That will be interesting. Most of the kids don’t know the rules; they do not know, for example, that touching the bases is part of the deal. But it’s really about having fun anyway.
Instead of going to T-ball, my children played in the rain instead. First, on the way home from my son’s school, they played with the windows. They put them down to clear off the rain, which worked for all of three seconds. Then they decided to put them down every time a car passed. They got pretty wet but they were laughing so hard I figured it was OK to let a little moisture into the vehicle.
By the time we got home they were all fired up to run around outside in swim suits. So they did. They got soggy and muddy, playing in puddles and sliding down the slide. They were soaked and dirty when they came in, just in time for a warm dinner. They really wanted hot chocolate, to get cozy as they put it. We waited until after dinner for the hot chocolate, then curled up by the fire with jammies.
Soon it will be time to head up for showers and bed. The rain will likely continue into the evening. I love going to bed when the rain falls. I even enjoyed walking out to meet the bus this morning, listening to the rain on the umbrella and smelling the new blossoms. Lilacs and apple blossoms are out now and the air smells sweet when the rain falls.
I don’t have to water the garden these days. I just have to sit and watch the rain fall on the soil. The children know that rain means the garden gets enough to drink, so they are happy when the skies gray and spill over. Plus, they get to romp in the puddles. So we had no T-ball practice today, but we all enjoyed what we got anyway. We’ll get back to the field next week.