Our Kids Unplugged kick-off walk was a bit damp with just the four Vercesi girls schlepping along the lakes path. While Mama was attempting a happy rendition of the Pied Piper of County Deluge, Bianca spent most of the time, when her mouth wasn’t full of clementine, complaining–she was wet, she was cold, it was too hard to walk. After about 20 minutes I said, “Shall we go home and make hot chocolate?” That, at last, generated some enthusiasm.
We did get to watch the public works folks plowing off the rinks on the lake, which cheered us. I was definitely worried that the recent snow would sit there, thus ending our skating fun, considering how long it took them to get the lake open in the first place.
When we got home I was feeling a bit blue about our washed out event while sitting with 2 1/2 year old Nola on my lap. I said to her, “Bianca had a big fit during our walk.” She looked up at me with her little moon face and said, “She didn’t like the rain.” She was quiet for a minute and then added, almost to herself, “Sometimes people don’t like the rain.”
Sometimes people don’t. Fortunately I have a 2 1/2 year old zen guru to guide me through my more challenging mommy moments.