There are three things with which Buster does not cope well: 1) Someone sitting in the seat he wants, 2) Someone taking his food, and 3)Washing his hands.
Buster dislikes washing his hands a lot. He would rather cry in his bed than wash his hands, and he gets frustrated when someone gets the seat he wanted at the table because that child obediently washed hands and got there first. Double whammy! Anyway, this is a battle we must wage for sanitary reasons, especially when he has been playing outside or petting the dog.
On Sunday, Ben carried him off to the bathroom to wash his hands.
"I washed my hands!" he screamed.
"Okay," said Ben, giving him the benefit of the doubt, "When did you last wash your hands?"
(My dad and I both responded to this by thinking of the quote from "Pete's Dragon" that titles this post.)
Today Buster was watching the rain, and he and all the kids I was tending were talking about going outside. I don't remember the conversation, but I do remember how he talked about what you need to stay dry: a "bumrella."