I can't help getting wet in the rain

My four-year-old finds it amusing that his mother is out there acting like a kid! But this is something that has been a problem with me. I call it monsoon sickness. My husband, being the nice person that he is, doesn’t mind my craziness but I’ve started thinking whether this morbid attachment to rain would cause me problems as a mother in the future. I’m pretty normal otherwise but when it comes to rain, I don’t know how to keep myself from running out and get all drenched.
— Palkhi

Illustration/ Satish Acharya

Dear Palkhi,
Looks like you have watched too many Bollywood flicks where the actresses love to get drenched and break into a song in the rain. Many people love to get wet when it pours once in a while. But not everytime it rains like you. Stepping out whenever it pours is a bit odd. You should curb your enthusiasm especially as your kid will also want to do so. Once in a while it is okay. But everytime will make you an object of ridicule for your neighbours who will soon be calling you Ms Bheegi Palkhi! Instead sit at the window and watch the heavens open up. 

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