Well yesterday was no exception. I loaded the girls up in the stroller to get my exercise in and not more than 200 yards from the house the clouds opened up, R started screaming, E informed me it was raining so we raced back home. Racing is not particularly easy with a loaded down double stroller at 24 weeks pregnant! It was a mere 4:15 so what to do, what to do? Head inside and inevitably watch Elmo? No, no. Entirely too early to play that card. So E grabbed the bubbles and chalk from the garage and we did the next best thing to being outside in the rain. I sat in my rocking chair and the girls played under the porch and did not get wet. Earlier this week they did not even need chalk or bubbles, they just entertained themselves!
After about 20 minutes the rain stopped and we did get to go on a shorter walk and burn off some of the energy. When R's meltdown/sugar-low was in sight we headed inside. Elmo may or may not have been turned on so I could get the kitchen organized and table set in relative peace. Though R toddled in ever so often announcing "Nak, Nak, Nak" and fortunately a few pieces of watermelon tided her over until dinner.
Seriously though, grateful to not be in a drought but as I am watching the news there is rain on the 7 day forecast EVERY SINGLE DAY! I need some new/creative rain friendly inside or outside activities! We have had tea parties, dress up, built robots, colored (this is the usual winter indoor activities when it is too cold to go out).
What do you do with your little one(s) if it is raining?