As the girls and I set out on a drive to my parents house for dinner, Val and I discussed the recent record-breaking rainstorm. I showed her the leaves and branches that had fallen and all the puddles everywhere. I explained the sounds of our car driving on wet road and the noise of rain on the roof. She was quiet for a while, taking in my explanation. I was just about ready to turn on the radio when she spoke.
"Lot of rain, Mom?" she verified.
"Yes. So much rain... and it's still raining!" I confirmed.
"Let's find the itsy bitsy spider now, Mom."