Rain is one of those things that you can completely love one moment and totally despise the next. If I am out and trying to tote around all three kids, I despise the rain. If I am driving and there is just enough but not enough to use the wind shield wipers- that too iritates me. Today though, while a storm rolled in during the late afternoon my 2 year old and I sat on the front porch watching the rain. It was so peaceful and actually very pretty. It cooled the temperature (even if it only lasted for a short time). It was beautiful sitting there listening to the rain while Sofia sat on my lap.
She kept wanting to get down and run off the porch into the rain. If we weren't going out, I would have let her run and splash in the puddles. I used to love that when I was young. Now, not so much.
Do you let your kids frolick in the rain? Do you tell them it is okay to splash in the puddles?
Sometimes I think we need to sit back and look at things through our children's eyes. To Sofia, it is just another added element to fun. As an adult, I'm thinking "You're going to get soaked." "Then my house will be all muddy."
When did I become such a fuddy duddy! There are times when we just have to not worry so much about the house and let the kids enjoy. So, next time it is raining I will remember to let the kids go run and play. I will do even better than that, I will go with them and teach them how to dance in the rain.
Before I know it, they will be feeling the same way as me. They may become annoyed at the rain. So, for now let's keep the simplicity of running and playing in the rain as long as we can.
Childhood is that state which ends the moment a puddle is first viewed as an obstacle instead of an opportunity.
~ Kathy Williams
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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