Sunday, September 19, 2010

When It Rains...

Rain. It's a rare commodity in these parts. We're way below the norm and our poor garden is so sad. So today, when I heard the rain outside, my heart soared. Never mind that my headache was a combination of the weather and muscle tension. It was good to have the rain. And then I heard the sound of the sprinkler against the sliding glass door. I heard the the neighborhood kids giggling and screaming and thought it was delightful that they were having so much fun in the rain. It was about time.

And then I heard the sound again. It was coming from the garage. I opened the door to find my child with the hose in hand drenching the other kids in the garage. I was stunned. Who does that?!? The neighbor kids made themselves scarce with a quickness. After chewing my son up and spitting him back out, we assessed the damages together. Half the garage was soaked; some of my art work, some antique furniture, all the sporting equipment, the new crib, him, all of it wet. I was overwhelmed. How could he have thought this was ok?!?

My head was throbbing, my heart was aching and I saw my entire week vanishing into this oblivion of garage cleaning damage control. I came inside to throw some dinner in the oven and calm down. I looked at the dog and screamed, "Can it get any worse?" She promptly threw up. Apparently she ate some pasta with red sauce at some point today. Perfect.

3 comments:

Athena said...

Oh, my dear friend, how horrid. If there is any lesson to be learned it is that one should never ask "can it get any worse?"

I have asked that same question and received an answer to that in spades.

May everything dry quickly.

Monica said...

Oh my. I think I would have flipped my lid as well. Hopefully today will be a much better day.

Michelle said...

Having two boys of my own, experiencing numerous "such" occasions, I've asked the same question and received a resounding "yes, things can and will get worse!" reply. I don't envy you the task of clean up. But, I can completely relate!

I sure hope today has turned out far better than yesterday.