My daughter taught me something on Saturday.
I noticed the temperature was a reasonable 80 degrees and that it was our first less than 100 degree day in weeks so I headed to the park with her.
As we pulled up, it started to rain and I thought, well we should probably head home.
Vivienne was trailing her fingers against the pane of the window and smiling so I thought, well why not go play in the rain, after all it’s only drizzling and we have been cooped up in that house for the last month because it was either too hot or we were too sick to go out.
So I got my umbrella and took her hand and we started walking.
I kept being torn between wanting her to have fun and splash in the rain and dirt but not wanting her to be messy (since I had not planned to be in the rain I had no towel) but eventually gave up and let her be in the rain as she wished.
The most fun we had was on the swing, she laughed and I laughed as I pushed her higher and higher. I realized that it was the first time in a while that we had gone to the park and I made a mental note to do it more.
I am not a professional photographer, but every once in a while I get a few good shots. I am particularly happy with this because it will help me remember, that it’s okay to play in the rain, in fact it’s a good idea to do it whenever you can.
It’s so easy to forget, that I want to say thank you to my daughter who reminded me how important it is to play.
Think About It.