I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been raining here. A lot! I’d been enjoying autumn and all of it’s changes until this past week, but I do not like the rain. Cold I can do – we just wrap up a warmer and still get on out there. But I’m not one for trips to the park in the rain, sorry, I just don’t enjoy it. Boo doesn’t like getting wet either, and though Little Man is pretty oblivious, he doesn’t help matters by fighting to take his raincover off or pull his hood down!
This is not to say that we don’t have plenty of fun indoors when it’s raining, as we do. It challenges me to be more creative with our time! But it does mean that when it stops raining, and we get a brief respite from it, I grab the kids and get out! Which is exactly what we did when we woke and it was actually dry one day this week, so we headed to a local playground to make the most of it.
We played in the playground, then walked back to the car via the woods, where we chatted about the trees that we could see and name, and Boo was excited to spot a squirrel running up one of them. Both children enjoyed grabbing a few sticks and leaves from the ground, and then had to have the obligatory sit down on a bench that we were passing.
We weren’t out for long, but it did feel good. Fresh air, outdoor space and a little nature-collecting. I think we all needed it 🙂
Hope you’re managing to get out, even for just an hour to save your sanity!