Rainy Adventure


Rain is not really a big deal, but for some reason the idea of going out in it is daunting; especially when you can’t just hop in a car. The commute to my Wednesday babysitting job takes an hour and involves walking to the bus stop, taking the bus to a T station, riding the T for four stops, and then getting on another bus.  By the time I got to the house at 9AM, I had already had enough rain for one day.

However, the little guy (a different one from yesterday) really wanted to go the aquarium to see the sharkies, so I told him we would wait for the rain to die down and then go.  But, it never did.  And after two hours of playing Thomas the tank engine and reading character descriptions for every card the little guy owns, I caved and decided we would brave the rain.

In order to stay as dry as possible, we took the bus to the T, rode all the way back into Boston, and then transferred lines TWO more times; another hour commute to the aquarium to find an HOUR wait just to buy tickets. Meanwhile, my unbreakable, golf-sized umbrella had blown completely inside out.  So, we went to Panera instead!  Good thing the little guy likes to eat.  The weather called for soup so I got broccoli cheddar with bread for dipping.

Someone was jealous and very sweetly said, “Just so you know, Laura, I love that soup too” (this is coming from a 3-year-old).  I couldn’t resist and ended up letting him dredge the rest of my soup bowl with his grilled cheese.

And then, because the little guy was so well behaved during the entire meal, I bought him a cookie, but took a bite out of it first (is that wrong?).

After lunch, we made our way back to the aquarium.  Since the line was down to to 30 minutes and I was basically already soaked, I decided we could wait

At least the view was interesting.

Once inside, I got to check out the underwater setting on my camera…

The trip was worth it in the end, especially since I only have one more Wednesday with this guy before I go back to school.

Pushing the stroller was enough exercise for today, so I came directly home after babysitting and had a quick veggie burger with goat cheese and corn on the cob.

I love playing Mom, but boy does the day slip away quickly! Enjoying what’s rest of it with Matt! Goodnight.

  • Kat
    August 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Personally, I would much rather have snow than rain. Yes, it means we’re all freezing to death, but it doesn’t ruin your hair, or your clothes, for the most part (but that’s what Uggs and the like are for…right?).

    For the record, Panera is the solution to most of life’s problems. You walk in that place, and it just feels “right.”

  • Lauren
    August 26, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Thank goodness the rain has left Boston! I’m surprised so many people braved the wind and rain yesterday to visit the aquarium. You took some great photos, by the way!

    I nannied throughout grad school as well, and was lucky enough to take care of some great kids… sounds like this little boy is a gem :).

  • Mom
    August 26, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Love the pics, especially the Thomas detail!

  • Britney
    August 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I recognize the view from that bus stop! I hid out there waiting for the bus this week, too.