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Firefighters in the Rain

A co-worker let me know that a local store had firefighter rain jackets and umbrellas in LittleBrother’s size. Instead of running right there, I took my time. I forgot. I remembered. I forgot again. Eventually, one sunny morning after we dropped BigBrother off at preschool, we made our way to the store.

Only to find the rain jackets were all gone.

Thankfully his rain jacket from last year still (mostly) fits. I figure he’ll outgrow it by fall but that’s okay. They did, however, have a firefighter umbrella left. LittleBrother has been looking longingly at BigBrother’s Lightning McQueen umbrella for months now. Not that said umbrella got much use during The Snow That Never Ended but it was present in the truck and both boys would talk about walking in the rain and puddle jumping. So, we bought the firefighter umbrella.

And there it sat.

For weeks.

I’m not complaining at the lack of rain (even though I have awesome new boots). But when you’re two (or four) and all you want to do is use your new umbrella, I’m sure day after day after day of gorgeous, sunshiney days is as big a let down as you can imagine. Every day he asked me if he could use his umbrella. Every day I had to explain that we use our umbrellas in the rain. Every single day he gave me that sad little pouty face that breaks my heart. I may or may not have prayed for a little bit of rain.

And rain it did.

He Loves his Umbrella

I think he was happy.


And that little grin almost makes the rain tolerable. Almost.

4 replies on “Firefighters in the Rain”

That is indeed a world-class grin on the kid! And I love the abundant evidence of his status as younger brother. Coat, just about almost too small. Pants, just about almost too big. Enjoy every single second you have with him, Fire Mom — he’ll be bigger than you are before you know it :-)

For some reason, BigBrother didn’t have a 2T rain coat. And I keep striking out in finding the size! And LB needs 2T size pants for length but they’re too big in the waist so they fall down as evidenced in this photo!

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