An Open Letter to Rain

4pm: Leave office early and race home under ominous rain clouds.

please let it rain.  please let it rain. checking blackberry for messages.

5pm: Stop at home to pick up ballerina and baseball player for after school activities under brewing storm clouds.

please let it rain.  please let it rain. checking to make sure blackberry is working.

6pm: Get baseball player to rendezvous point with husband and run back to ballet under a light mist.

please let it rain.  please let it rain. sending a test message to make sure blackberry is receiving messages.

7pm:  Meet at home for dinner, homework recap, bath, reading and goodnight kisses as the heavens open with a deluge of rain.

Dear Rain,

This working mom thanks you for the green trees and blooming plants.  Despite my curly hair being in a constant state of frizz due to your friend, Humidity (really, you should keep with better friends), I implore you to please rain at least 25 minutes before all outdoor activities. It’s mid May and we are close to burning out from running around and the cancellation of a game or two is very much-needed and appreciated.  There are many of us mothers who are secretly wishing your arrival prior to the outdoor activity, not during or after.  As I am sure Mother Nature explained to you, teasing us with ominous, brewing storm clouds and light mist is not nice.

On behalf of all mothers like me, we thank you in advance.

PS.  ALL activities end June 17th.  Please make yourself scarce after then, except for the occasional visit to replenish our plants.

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