I hear it so often, ooh we haven’t got out this weekend, the rain has been awful. This takes me right back to when Joe was only 2. We were about to go out for a walk and the heavens opened. That was it, I started to take my coat off, unwrap the boys, and we were not going out in that weather, no way. Joe looked at me with his big eyes and said please Mummy, it’s only water, please can we go out and jump in puddles. So we did, we had the most wonderful walk, splashing in the rain and the boys jumping in puddles.
Let me also tell you a story about Florida in August, as we walked towards Magic Kingdom the rain was so heavy we were walking in a stream, the crowds were flooding out of the park. But we were one step ahead we had our rain gear. So we fought against the crowd, and for the next hour enjoyed Magic Kingdom in the rain, once the sun came out the crowds returned, but in that time we had walked to the front of queues, splashed in puddles and been photographed on a very quite main street, it was wonderful.
Rain on most days is only water, yes we get those days where a storm causes catastrophic damage and devastation and you would be mad would venture out. But on an average windy, rainy day be prepared get out and make memories, let the kids run in rain, splash in the puddles, and if they are anything like my two they love every minute.
As this weather is getting no better, I plan to embrace it, be prepared and make memories rather than wishing the time away. Life seems to be speeding by so fast, I want to make every day count, even the rainy ones. So I have put together a little wish list, exactly what we need to make rainy outdoor days.
Just a few of my current favourites from Joules are;
I just adore the Neon Candy Waterproof and Stripped Wellies perfect for brightening up a rainy day.
The JnrSkipper raincoat and French Navy Wellies are perfect for Joe and puddle jumping experts.
For Jack and cool teens who love the rain but don’t like to admit it, the Stafford Quilted Jacket is super cool.
And the Waterfield Waterproof Jacket, perfect for not only family walks in the rain but the endless hours Chris spends standing pitch side at kids football matches.
And just because it’s my list this gorgeous Pom Pom Bobble Hat, has anyone noticed I have a thing for bobble hats?
And there you have it, something for all the family to enjoy long rainy day walks.