Rain, Rain, Go Away

Today J said, all those sayings are wrong. Which sayings? Well first, she explained, instead of March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, we had a lion, and then a few days of lamb, and then more lion, lion, lion. And then, the April showers are bringing May showers instead of flowers.

Yeah, I’m feeling a little bit disgruntled with the weather, too.

Are you starting to feel a little caged in? I’ve heard about two new indoor playgrounds, Shooting Stars Childcare in Clifton Park and My Place to Play in Schenectady. My Place to Play is having an Indoor Beach Party from 10 am to 2 pm on Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Admission is $6 if you pre-register by Thursday or $7.50 at the door.

Meanwhile, if you’re still hoping for a pretty day soon, the TU’s On the Edge Blog has a post on local mini-golf courses.

And if you’re in summer planning mode, I missed a camp. The Language Learning Institute offers summer camps for ages 5-16 learning French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

Yesterday it was completely pouring outside when the girls were scheduled to walk home (yes, they walk home by themselves). I had Mommy guilt. I actually got in my car and started the engine to go pick them up. Then I remembered that last time I’d gone to pick them up, 1) it was really only because I was afraid that the other mothers would judge me for letting my children walk in the rain, and 2) they’d tossed their backpacks in the car and said “no thank you” to a ride.

So I turned off the car and went back into the house. Fifteen minutes later they arrived home, soaked and jubilant.



  1. Stephanie

    “Fifteen minutes later they arrived home, soaked and jubilant.”
    I love your parenting style. I love this sentence. I love your blog!!

  2. Me too, Erin. We stalked a walkable neighborhood for a long time. The house drives us crazy, but the neighborhood’s great. And I think the number of walkers has increased in the last few years.

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