Last week, we were treated to a day filled with nothing but rain. When I say treated, I mean exactly that. Having lived in the heart of Texas for 2 years, rain is something that we didn't see much of and found ourselves missing it more and more. Connor was always quick to ask if he could watch the rain. We would open the garage door and play in the garage while the rain fell.
So when Connor asked to use Poppy's (that's what he has started calling James #meltmyheart) umbrella so he could stomp in the rain, I was happy to oblige.
I shared one of these photos on Facebook and Instagram with this caption: One day he will be grown, doing his own thing, making a name for himself in the world. But today, he is my 2 year old who wanted to jump in the puddles and use Poppy's umbrella. Today, I let him be little.
This particular morning made me feel all the feelings. I love Connor's sense of freedom. His love for the outdoors. His smile. The way the simplest things make his world go round. When you are 2, life is all about the little things. And as a Mom, you've gotta take a step back and be okay with letting your child play in the 43 degree rain, in his pajamas and snow boots because at that moment, this is what makes your littlest love happy.