Dads are more fun....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

or at least today Dad was. It was chilly all morning and threatening to rain. The Engineer was desperate to finish some yard work before the heavens opened. So I was mowing, he was working on the pool and the kids were helping or maybe not helping him. Anyway, after lunch Sweet Pea went to bed and the boys were back out in the yard. Sure enough the rain finally came, and Mr. Engineer let them play in it. It was a gentle rain, not in any way severe and they had a blast. Now since I am Mom and it was cold there is no way I would have let them stay out there. But Dads are different. Dads (or at least this dad) will take the time to look at life through the eyes of a child and just roll with it. So my two sweet boys made a tent out of deck chairs and our freshly removed (say stinky) pool cover and had the time of their lives. They were wet. They were a little smelly. They had fresh cut grass stuck to them, but it was worth it. You can tell that by their smiles.