I looked out the sunny window and thought, “Second day in a row of wonderful sun! We need to go for a walk.”
Then I looked out a different window (the one I can see approaching weather from) and saw Big Dark Swirling Clouds. But I have a decent eye for this sort of thing and thought, “Meh, we can make it easy.”
At our furthest point out, I realized I’d misjudged the storm’s speed. So we picked it up a notch. I told Arc he had to ride in the stroller, because we weren’t going to beat the storm if he walked. I told LK to stop scaring his younger siblings with his “the storm is coming!!!!” drama. I don’t like drama. The Princess likes it even less and ordered LK to stay Far Away from the stroller.
One street away from home, I couldn’t help it. I had to take a couple pictures. Sprinkles fell lightly but regularly, and the wind announced the arrival of The Edge.
“Um, Mom? Can you please stop taking pictures so we can finish walking home? Now?” Said all my kids.
And, actually, we ran the last little way, because I couldn’t see anything beyond the solid wall of rain headed for us. Which is bad.
The kids sprinted down the driveway, I hauled the stroller onto the deck he-woman style, and 30 seconds later we were all safe inside.
Just in time.