What follows is an actual e-mail conversation between John and I from May of 2012. At that time Jane would have been about five months old…
…Clara two and half and Ivy five, though not yet in school…
..and e-mail was John and my primary method of communication while he was at work.
Can you email or call Abi and see if they are available for us to visit on the 31st? And to refresh my memory, you were thinking leaving Thursday morning, so I should take off right?
Did things improve with the girls today?
yes until it rained in kitchen – now sucks jane asllep pn arm, stuck and afraid to move
Would you mind elaborating on “rained in kitchen”?
And then, according to my old e-mails I was cleaning out, I never answered him. Which makes me giggle every time I re-read it. Because what must he have thought at work knowing total chaos waited him at home? “Well, at least they didn’t burn the house down.” or “I guess it’ll be cleaner now.” or “Just another typical day at the Stevens house.” I have no idea, and he doesn’t remember either but, unless it rained in the kitchen twice in May of 2012 (a possibility I am NOT discounting!) I did blog about it…
One of the major problems I have staying home with three kids is that while I’m nursing the baby the other two are doing stuff. Some days they are doing nice stuff and some days are like today. Today I came into the kitchen and found that Clara discovered not only how to change the kitchen faucet from a stream to a spray but that you can also pull out the head of the faucet. I pull out the head of the faucet to wash large pans and clean the sink. Clara pulled it out, must have thought it was actually intended to be the worlds best water gun and got right to work spraying Ivy.
Read the rest of it’s raining here: https://behindthewillows.com/2012/05/22/its-raining/