On the way back from a trip to the library, Will spotted a giant lake in a baseball field at Lakebottom Park, where they were having such major drainage issues that one family decided to bring their giant inflatable raft and go boating in the flood of water. From our car, Will saw kids wading and asked if we could go have our own water adventure. So we rounded up Owen and took the stroller down, loaded with a full change of clothes, towels and rainboots.
In the beginning, Will was amusingly cautious about trying to keep his shorts dry.
But soon he was running and splashing with gusto. The boys had such great fun romping in the mini-lakes and 50-yard long sidewalk puddles that I decided it was definitely worth all the clothes changing and scrubbing, and I’m already looking forward to more warm, rainy days to come.