Friday, April 13, 2012

Dancing in the rain

I'm not sure how it happened, but all three of my boys think that they're going to melt if they go outside in the rain. I had encouraged them to go outside a few times today, but was always met with "no, it is too cold" or "no, it is too wet" or "no, I might get thundered" (that from Josiah). :)

I decided they needed some help seeing the proper potential of a rainy day! So I bundled them up in boots and coats, herded them outdoors against their will, and then surprised them all by running past them, dancing in circles like a crazy person, and splashing them with puddle water. Wheeeee!! That's what you do in the rain, boys!

Of course they forgot all about being "cold, wet, and miserable"*, and we caught raindrops on our tongues, and then had a grand water fight and I got entirely soaked.

Then when we were all tired and cold we came inside for hot chocolate.

Yep. That's what you're supposed to do on a rainy day.

*Jonathan is reading this over my shoulder and insists "I did not forget! Add 'except for Jonathan!' "


Jenn said...

Well done, Emily! What fun :).

And to Jonathan: I think the pictures say otherwise! It certainly looks like you had fun. ;)

Mom said...

I hope you remembered the tradition of singing "Me Father was the Keeper" before serving your "grog"!

Jen said...

I love it!! What good memories they shall have!