I'm having a debate with myself right now about whether I've actually become a "weather wimp" since moving to California or if the weather here recently is in reality, awful.
The facts in favor of me NOT being a "weather wimp":
*The only umbrella I've owned since childhood (until recently) was a gag gift sent from relatives in California when we lived in Washington.
*My kids and I don't own rain boots.
*I walked my kids to school this morning when it was just drizzling.
Little tiny things that make me doubt myself and my "True Northwestness":
*I drove 1.5 blocks to pick the munchkins up from school because it was too rainy.
*I do now own an umbrella (and so does Noelle) and I've already used it multiple times today...and I liked it.
*I forgot to wear anything fleece today (which I think is a perfect thing to wear on a day like today).
*I don't own any Gore-tex right now.
*All day long I've been running to put my dog outside when its not raining and hurrying to bring her in when it starts raining (maybe it's Bindi that is the wimp?).
Well, in my defense it is really, really, icky outside right now and has been all day. Also, the schools around here don't have any covered areas to stand under to avoid the rain while I waited for the kids to get out of school, so I had to use an umbrella to keep Jude dry (So what if he had a hood and a raincoat on? The umbrella was SO necessary!).
Also, Californian's DO NOT know how to deal with rain. This place is totally unprepared for rain even though it rains here every year! Who knew? Not me. I may have questioned my desires to move here had I known. Did you know that none of the elementary schools have gyms? We had to cancel the kids' basketball practice because of RAIN since the basketball courts are all outdoors. So very weird. No one here has ever heard of a "play shed". That's where we played dodgeball or stood around at recess when it rained! You mention a "play shed" around here and you get some very strange looks.
So, I'm blaming California. Its not me who's softened, its just that California is unprepared. Let's just go with that.
I'm going to go put my super (un)sexy 10 year-old pullover fleece on, now that I've reminded myself how awesome fleece is on rainy days.
See??? It's really yucky out! I'm not makin' this up!
Also, Uggs in the rain = bad idea.