Do you remember my article about the lingering heat in Lagos?. Yes, that.
Well, it has been unbearable. However, this afternoon, dark clouds suddenly gathered and the heavens opened up. There was only one thing on my mind – go play outside like we used to many years ago as kids.
I put on a pair of shorts and bolted outside. For several minutes, I simply bathed in the cold, pouring rain. Some neighbours must have wondered what got into me.
Blame it on the heat!
Anyway, I bathed, danced and pranced around. My son caught the bug and bolted outside to join me. He had some brief fun, because the parent in me feared he would catch a cold. I sent him back in. I have him hunting around the house for the jar of Mentholatum right now so he can get a rub.
It is still raining, but I am back inside now. Before coming in, I had my son take a pic of dad in the rain. He was overjoyed. It was the first time I was letting him handle the Samsung Galaxy S II (my kids know not to touch dad’s phones unless specifically instructed).
I think he did a good job, considering the circumstances.