To all my parenting friends, current and future: This is a blessing and a lesson for us all.
The other day it finally rained in our parched little town. We’re in the middle of a drought, and the torrential rainfall was such a welcome and strange sight. It rained so much in such a short time that the streets began flooding, which, believe me, no one minded at all. After so many long months with very little rain, it was nice to see the ditches and roadways overflowing with rushing water. When Adelade saw the water filling the roadways, she commented: Daddy said that Disney World has drainage problems. What?? Well, we went to Disney World when Adelade was five years old. She’s nine now, but she remembered walking the streets of Disney hand in hand with her Daddy after an afternoon rain. While they walked, he told her–you guessed it–that Disney World has drainage problems.
Kids have minds like gloriously uncluttered steel traps. If she remembers some completely inconsequential…
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