I’ve mentioned Hallie’s obsession with dress-up. Of course, Hunter seems to be picking up on this as well, and although he’s not wearing princess skirts, he’s usually sporting some type of hat and glasses. One evening as I was preparing dinner I could hear Hallie and Hunter playing in her room. She was telling him that it was really cold outside, so he had to get his winter stuff on. So out of the room come two little kids in winter hats and mittens.
She rushed by me and said, we have to go jump on the trampoline. They ran outside. Within seconds of being outside, it started to rain. I suggested that maybe they should come back inside, but Hallie was insistent about being on the trampoline. At first it was a light rain, and then it just came down hard. I kept my eye on them from the window. They ran around the edges of the trampoline as fast as they could in the pelting rain and would slip and fall every few steps. There was loud laughter as they lifted their heads and opened their mouths. It was a funny sight. Here they were, Hallie in a dress, Hunter in a shirt and diaper, and both of them in winter hats and mittens, just singing in the rain.