Thursday, May 23, 2013
Rainy Day Happenings
Before going to bed, I set my alarm with plenty of time to get up and walk a 5K this morning. Morning and late evening walks rank among my favorite things to do as the world is quiet, allowing thoughts to flow easily. Many of life's kinks have been straightened out on these walks. Unfortunately, it was rainy when I woke, dashing all hopes of my enlightening stroll.
Rainy days like today bring about two very different thoughts for me. Yesterdays rainy day brought the desire to sit in a chair with a good book and spend the day enveloped in a great story. Once the children were schooled, fed and down for naps, that is precisely what I did. Today, however, the rainy day has brought about the desire to put on my apron and do some organizing. I look around and see the bathroom cabinets could use a tidy, the little freezer could do with a swish of my cleaning wand and the linen closet, well, it just plain needs an overhaul. I won't even scare you with the details of the shoe explosion in my bedroom.
I firmly believe it is never too early for children to learn life skills. The girls in my daycare are the caretakers of their playroom. They are learning to 'keep house' and it is their responsibility to keep their 'house' clean and organized. I think they would have lots of fun putting their own aprons on and helping me with today's rainy day cleaning. Little girls in a shoe explosion, I can see the smiling faces now! (I don't think I will let them know it is also educational as they sort and match the shoes).
I know there are some who complain about rainy days, but I do love them. I love the quiet reflection days, and I love the get up and get something done days. What type of rainy day person are you?