I immediately thought of so many practical reasons to say no.
The rain is too heavy.
You will get soaked.
You could get sick.
More laundry to clean up.
But then I looked down at that inquisitive face, and I remembered just for a moment...in the far reaches of my 40 something brain...the joy of playing in the rain.
So I said yes.
Sometimes mamas, you just have to say yes. Yes to getting dirty, yes to getting wet. Just...yes. Because quite simply, that is how memories are made.