Lately I’ve noticed a spate of social media postings showing children marveling at rain and snow coming down from the skies. It’s such a delight to see their faces beaming and hear their voices screeching as they get soaked in it. But we, as adults, have learned to get ‘cozy’ inside, and we’ve seen enough slip-sliding ass over teakettle events to steer clear of any slippery surfaces, no matter how wondrous they once were. Yet another example of where we need to get back to basics…
What if we purposely got out and in it just a bit? I mean, don’t go crazy but draw kids out of the house for a bit, find that gap in the storm where a little campfire could come to life or a brisk walk to an overview nearby… it’ll make that cozy movie night that much more meaningful, dont’cha think?
Then again, I learned to swim by getting nudged into the deep end and baaaarely making it back to the edge without drowning while my semi-uncle urged me on… ‘you can do it! c’mon keep your head up!’. Maybe that wasn’t so fun, and I’m not a big fan of the water to this day. But maybe it’s just my nature. So how about don’t go overboard, but give the young ones a nudge toward the natural?
Got any stories on kids getting wet and liking it, or not?