"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease." John Muir
I love storms.
The brilliant, jagged flash of lightning
The deep, echoing rumble of thunder
Sheets of rain tumbling to the earth
Big storms make the hairs on my arm raise and my heart beat a little faster.
I don't quite appreciate the rain when I have to go to work in it. But when I can stay home with a blanket and a book, I love rainstorms. This morning was one of those times. We didn't have a huge storm, just one of those sleepy little "summer is hovering just around the corner" showers. And I loved it.
I can't wait for our child to be home, enjoying the excitement involved in a really big storm. I remember watching storms as a little girl. I would press my face against the window, jumping away with each loud crack of thunder. I continue to be amazed by the power of weather. And horrified by the destruction it can bring.
But as I think about enjoying these days with our future little one, I also think about...pent-up energy! For all the mamas out there, what are some of your favorite rainy day activities to do with kids? And for those without kiddos, what did you do during storms when you were little?
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