It rained heavily today. It was wonderful for our area, since we are in the worst drought in recorded history. However, J-man didn’t understand why he couldn’t go outside to play. We actually have to spell O-U-T around him because if he hears the word, he wants to go! Personally, I have no problems playing in the rain; I used to do it all the time – as long as there wasn’t thunder or lightning.
J-man, though, refuses to wear “real” shoes. He wears those little leather-bottomed shoes (like Robeez) but protests wildly when we try to put shoes with a firm sole on his feet. If we can even get real shoes on him, he then spends however long it takes him getting them OFF. A doctor suggested Crocs, which J-man can then slip off immediately. So, playing in the cold rain isn’t an option, because we don’t have any way to keep his feet dry.
I’ve tried reasoning with him in this regard, and then I remember that he’s 2… and as everyone who has ever met a 2 year old knows, logic usually doesn’t enter into the equation.
Today J-man had preschool in the morning then took a long nap in the afternoon, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Tomorrow though will be interesting when he wants to go O-U-T.
Anyone have any ideas for shoes that could help him transition into “real shoes?” We’re hitting the limit on sizing for those leather-bottomed shoes from Target!
As an aside, let me just say that working from home rocks! I took a 1/2 hour power-nap on my lunch hour – in my own bed! I had hot cocoa with marshmallows at 2:30 this afternoon because I was chilly from watching the pouring rain outside the window. Yeah… I could learn to live with this.