I saw the cutest thing going to work and also coming home. A dad was walking down the street with his two year old little boy. The toddler was holding a bumbershoot the size that a golfer might use or that would accomodate six people. The dad was holding it by the tip-top point. The little guy was holding it by the handle, so proud of carrying that big thing all by himself. The poor dad had a child-size bumbershoot over himself.
Coming home I saw a mom with two babies in a two seater stroller. She also had one of those gigantic bumbershoots. She maneuvered around in an attempt to protect herself and the small ones, but finally gave up, plopped that bubble top between the two seater stroller and went on her merry way getting doused.
According to Wikkipedia: a bumbershoot (American slang), or brolly (UK slang), is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. In other words, an umbrella.
The weather people were wrong again. Prediction: rain moving out by noon and cool air moving in. It has been raining all day and it's still stuffy, muggy and miserable.