We were expecting some storms today, but it got down right ridiculous. At around 11:30am the winds began blowing about 60 mph. The rain was coming down in buckets. My husband drained the pool twice until the lightning began and I had to remind him that he was standing in a puddle. All of this and of course we were expected at a surprise party.
Surprise parties are wonderful, but they are the one occasion where lateness is unforgivable. If you're late, you may just ruin the surprise. So because I'm early for every occasion, I decided to leave even earlier due to the bad weather. Plus, I was hoping to buy the kids rain coats.
This is an interesting subject. Not one that I would normally find interesting, until of course I needed to buy a rain coat. Where does one go to buy a rain coat?
I began at Old Navy....nope! Then we headed to the mall. I tried Sears....nope! Children's Place...nope! Gymboree, JcPenney, and one other store (I forgot the name) Nope, Nope, and Sorry Lady...Nope!
I know there are plenty of stores online. But when you have to be somewhere in less than an hour, the kids are shivering, and you've just found out that seven stores in the mall are taking in water due to the monsoon, you become desperate. Mama Bear will do anything for her cubs. Apparently, keeping them dry was off my radar today.
By the time we finished our shopping spree, we walked out to find a light drizzle. Are you kidding me? A poncho would have sufficed at this point. Unfortunately, I didn't have one of those either.
All right, off to the party. As we dodged falling trees, debris that had washed into the road during flash floods, and street lights that refused to cooperate; we finally made it. Luckily, we had left early.
You can probably guess what I will be doing after writing this post. That's right. Now, where did I put my credit card?