Aug 132010

Before I left for work yesterday, it began to downpour. Because I never think very far ahead, I kicked off my shoes, grabbed the camera and ran outside with Chooch.

“I had a dream that you were taking me to my new classroom and you looked ugly,” Chooch said when we were on our way to buy him new clothes for school.

“Hey!” I yelled.

“What?! It was just a dream. God.” And then came a series of annoyed and exasperated grunts that he must have learned from Henry because I am never annoyed or exasperated.

Nearly every shirt he picked out has skulls on it.  And he’s clearly not afraid to make bold statements by wearing purple.  I wonder what scene-kid fashion will be like by the time he’s in high school. I wonder if there will be cool scene-ish four-year-olds in his pre-school class.

Henry came home from work during our photo shoot and proceeded to sit across the street in the parking lot like a creeper, probably finishing up his daily phone sex with his girlfriend. I didn’t even realize he was there until I came back inside and saw that he texted “you guys are idiots.” He’s just jealous that he’s too old to play in the rain; it’ll enrage his arthritis.

And then I had to leave for work, where I sat in air conditioning for the next five hours while squirming under wet hair and damp clothes. And when I get sick, of course I’ll act surprised.

  25 Responses to “puddles”

  1. Very impressed with your pictures – they are gorgeous!
    I came by from Mom Loop.

  2. Fun!!! And very cute pics.

  3. Beautiful pictures!

    And I take the daily phone sex with his girlfriend is a joke?

  4. That kiddo of yours is so damn cute!

  5. I love dancing in the rain! I hope I will be that cool of a mom when my munchkin is older- that I’ll not mind her romping in new clothes! You rock Erin!

  6. Those pictures are amazing!

  7. Every time it rains Mike(boyfriend) and I go running out in it. I love the rain!!
    I can’t believe he is going to school already. I’ve been reading your livejournal and blog since he was a baby and it doesn’t seem that long ago.
    By the way skulls rule!! He will be the envy of all the kids there.

    • That is so sweet and awesome that you and Mike run in the run!

      I can’t believe it’s been that long, either Laura! And I’m very appreciative that you’ve kept reading all these years. <3

  8. I love the pictures! Dropping everything and running outside in the rain is freedom…and well worth the sickness that may follow, lol.

  9. My daughter has always loved skulls & she is now 20. I don’t think skulls ever go out of style.

    Stoppping by from #31DBBB

  10. How fun! What great memories you are making. That kiddo is pretty darn cute, and has some TAN feet!!! Visiting from SITS 31DBBB! Looking forward to making more bloggy friends =)

  11. You should start your own photography studio. You could call it “Awesome You Studio”. lol

    I think you should…..

  12. The first one of Riley’s feet and the one of him smiling and running with the rain visible around him are AWESOME. You’re getting better and better as you age towards enraged arthritis. (What a perfect phrase for arthritis!!!)

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