Thursday, June 04, 2009

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head

So VNB's been doing this weight loss challenge through work and after depriving himself for most of a month and reaching his target weight (but still losing the challenge since someone else lost a greater percentage of weight), he was really craving a Frosty. Wanting to maintain his renewed slimness, he wasn't going to indulge until I mentioned that it wouldn't be so bad as long as we walked over to get it (Wendy's is about a mile away along wooded paths - yay, Columbia!). So we pulled out the stroller, strapped Joanna in, packed an umbrella since it was supposed to storm, and went on our merry way. AJ had a great time running (his favorite thing ever), we all got exercise, and it was a lovely walk. We decided on Chik-fil-a rather than Wendy's when we got there, then decided to check to see if Walmart had something we were looking for (same shopping center). Well, after our Walmart stop, we headed back outside only to be met by the very first drops of rain. By the time we reconfigured outfits and the stroller and dug out the umbrella, it was pouring, as it continued to do most of the night.

AJ (who was riding since we were in a maze of parking lots and roads) immediately started screaming like every drop of rain burned his skin or he was melting or something. So we put AJ in the back, piled the baby on top of him, I held the umbrella over me and VNB, and VNB pushed the stroller. We made it most of the way home (although VNB ended up taking the umbrella back since he was better able to protect the littles than I was) with only the occasional screams from AJ about his "piggies" getting wet (seriously, you'd think the kid was made out of sugar or something for all of his screams about getting wet). After a while, he was done with holding Baby, so I ended up carrying the baby the last little bit while AJ cowered in the stroller and VNB pushed.

Fortunately, it was a warm night and a warm rain...and our laziness after a recent zoo trip meant that AJ and Joanna had jackets in the stroller. Even so, we were all sopping wet when we got home.

It was a fun adventure though, and one that VNB and I, at least, enjoyed. Joanna liked it too, once I was carrying her. AJ's the only one who will probably be scarred for life (although it didn't seem to make him want to hurry at all _today_ as we were running through parking lots to avoid getting wet - no, _today_ rain was tons of fun). Still, remind me never to walk for Frosties on a whim again. At least not without serious rain gear.

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