This past Monday, we had unseasonably warm and sunny weather. Monster and I tried to take advantage of it, unfortunately, we were only outside for about 10 minutes before it began raining. He was so excited to be outside, after being cooped up inside for so long, that I felt terrible about taking him back inside.
So, we hung out under an overhang, waiting to see if the rain would pass through quickly. We were momentarily joined by some of our neighbors, who were out taking a walk. Monster was so excited to see them! Before it got cold out, Monster and I would “play” with the other neighborhood kids outside about 2 or 3 times a week. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any of them though and lately “stranger danger” has been in full effect for Monster. These days he’s much more likely to give you a dirty look rather than a smile.
The rain moved though quickly, and we were back out playing in no time. There were puddles everywhere, in part due to the rain, as well as snow melting. Monster could not get enough of splashing in the puddles! It was icy cold, but he didn’t seem to mind.
Eventually though, we had to go back inside. Monster was not happy, but he was in dire need of a nice warm bath after all his playing in the puddles.
So now, I’m thinking that Monster will be getting a pair of galoshes for his first birthday. If this year is anything like last year, he’ll have lots of puddles to play in!