It rained on our wedding day. And by rained, I mean poured! It rained so much the hair stylist was late since trees were down due to the storm. Luckily, all of our guests made it to our wedding safely. The rain was more annoying than anything else since we got married in late December and didn’t plan on doing much more than taking a few photos outside of the hotel. But, no one wants it to rain on their wedding day! (If I had a nickel for every time I have heard it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day. That’s the garbage they tell forlorn brides to appease them.)
I’ve been checking the weather forecast as much as a bride planning an outdoor wedding for the past ten days. Why? Ari’s fifth birthday is coming this week and we have outdoor plans. But, our outdoor plans might be thwarted by — RAIN!
No child who has spent 30% of their life following “the rules” amidst a global pandemic wants to hear that it’s raining on their birthday. So, I’ve hid the truth about this possibility of rain in the forecast from him. Sneaky? Yes. Necessary for me to keep my sanity while coming up with alternate plans? Also yes.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out what we’ll do if our plans get rained out. I’ve tried to think beyond open presents, play with presents, and eat cake. So far I’ve come up with:
- Make brunch with Ari’s favorite “breakfast” foods.
- Some of Ari’s favorites are pancakes, French toast, bagels, and lox.
- Learn how to crack eggs.
- Believe it or not, this is something he’s been wanting to do since I told him he’d have to wait to learn to crack eggs until he’s five.
- Make homemade ice cream.
- Speaking of which, Marc put the bowl into the freezer freezer tonight — just in case.
I need more ideas! Please leave your best indoor birthday ideas as comments.