Yesterday afternoon it rained huge big fat raindrops. The type that gets you drenched in places you never realised possible. The necessity of walking home in the shortish raincoat my flower was wearing required a rethink. Aha… the emergency puddle suit! Before she could protest I had whipped it out and shimmied her into it. Omg, I hope it’s not too big still – crumbs it is way too big still! Rolling up the legs and arms until she started to resemble the Michelin Man, I ushered her out the door before she could refuse.
‘Hooraa hooooora!’ she cheered – thank goodness for that – ‘puddles mummy… lots of puddles!’. She trotted down the pavement happily before turning a screwed up, extremely wet little face to me. ‘It’s raining on my head mummy’ she squinted through the rain.
Its ok – her hood had fallen down. Actually, no…. wait it hadn’t!!!
When I had put her hood on she had been looking up towards me. Now with her head in a normal (well… what’s normal for a toddler) position I could clearly see that her barely-there minimal hood did not make it fully over her head. Great!
‘Don’t worry, the rain will make you grow taller’ I bluffed to keep her happy.
How is this possible! The puddle suit is too big for her, so how on earth could the hood be way too small. I hadn’t noticed before as on previous use it had swamped her. I am fairly sure she doesn’t have an enormous head!? I took a second glance just to make sure… as you do.
By the time we got home I would have to say that our toddler suit was an ‘epic fail’, I honestly wish I hadn’t bothered getting her into it in the first place. I am wondering why a company would produce a fab water tight puddle suit, only to go and spoil it all by adding a very tiny hood. She might as well have been wearing a paper plate on her head.
If anyone can recommend a great puddle suit with a generous hood I would love to hear from you!