And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down
It doesn't rain very often here in our lovely Southern California desert. But when it does? It POURS. The streets fill up fairly quickly. Our neighborhood is set so we don't get flooding right by our house. Just some nice sized puddles.Which is a good thing since my kids like to go out and play in the rain. Well, not all of my kids. Red and Baby Girl take little to no coaxing to get them outside splashing in puddles and running up and down the street with their umbrellas (yes, we're still in our p.j.'s at 10:30 in the morning).
Little Bug on the other hand... well, he doesn't like getting dripped on. He doesn't like the noise the rain makes as it falls. And he hates to be wet, unless he's in the pool or the tub. So his adventure was a little different today. He stood in the doorway for a long time trying to decide if he even wanted to go out.
I finally got him out the door, but he wouldn't go out in the rain. He sat with his fingers firmly in his ears and refused to take them out.
I did get him to take his umbrella half way out into the rain. He scowled but went a long, up to a point. Then he dashed back under the entry way. I eventually got him to get his feet wet and smile a bit. He MIGHT have even enjoyed being outside just a tad. But I could tell it was hard for him. It was a sensory overload, but still, he went out and explored in his own way.
I love how each of my kids inspire me.
Red was out there running up and down the road splashing and singing as he went! He soaked up every minute and was so disappointed when the rain came to a stop.
Baby Girl was a little more timid. She's more cautious, but once she discovers something she loves, she puts her heart and soul into it.
Little Bug went outside. The sound of the rain obviously bothered him, possibly even hurt him. He let the rain drip a little on his umbrella. He got wet. He could have stayed inside where it was comfortable, but he ventured out.
Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been blog hopping lately. I apologize for that. You see, being a mom doesn't come naturally to me. It's something I really have to work on. And so, I tend to hide out and be a little lazy. But, there's a problem with that.
My kids are growing up. I've missed so much sitting here in front of the computer. I don't want to miss anything else.
So, I hope you can forgive me. I've cut back on computer time. I'm going to read blogs twice a week. I won't get to all of your posts, but I'll try.
Now, I'm off. I going to go paint butterflies, play games, and hopefully learn a few things from my kids.