The chant woke me up.
“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.”
Over and over again.
“Kids!” I yelled. “Stop that chanting. You’re driving me nuts.”
“But Mom,” Brian said, “It’s Saturday and it’s pouring.”
“Yeah, Mom,” Briana said, “What are we going to do now?”
“We can have a very pleasant day of leisure at home,” I said. “We can play games and watch some movies on TV.”
“Boring!” the twins said in unison.
“Okay then,” I said, pouring myself a much needed cup of coffee. “How about this? Let’s have a celebratory ceremony in which we thank Mother Nature for sending us all of this rain so that the drought we’ve been having over the past several years is finally over and maybe the bad air from all of those wildfires up north will finally be washed away. I’ll even bake a cake for the occasion.”
“Yay!” both kids yelled, while jumping up and down and clapping their hands. “You’re the best Mom in the world.”
Hmm. Maybe the day won’t be so bad after all.
Written for these one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (rain), Word of the Day Challenge (pummel), Scotts Daily Prompt (feeling), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (leisure), and Your Daily Word Prompt (ceremony). Photo credit: marcusspiske@com.