The latest from Phoebe and Co!
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote on this very blog about being so, so, so happy with it finally being Spring. Ah, Spring glorious Spring; sunshine, sandcastles and dripping ice-creams. Yay!
Hmm. Didn’t seem to go that well did it? Here I am once more, sat at my laptop, in my well-ventilated (blooming freezing) terrace, wearing 3 tops, jeans and my fluffy welly socks. Spring, it would seem, sprung and then swiftly legged it.
And I’m not instinctively a Peppa Pig. I don’t long to jump in muddy puddles. Not One Bit. On a rainy day, give me a hot chocolate, the paper and the promise of some delicious homemade soup. Puddles? Outdoors? Oooo do I have to? Yes, of course I do, there’s children in this house!
Thankfully my children haven’t inherited my wimp gene and are well up for getting out whatever the weather. In fact, last October we spent 5 days in the New Forest in torrential rain, when I was telling a friend the next week that we’d had awful weather, my daughter said, “Did we?” She’d thought it had been bloody brilliant! Wading through shin-deep puddles, getting drenched on a hack, and having to take towels every-time we went to the play park – what fun!
So during this week of April showers I’m going to aim to see the world through the eyes of my ‘glass half full’ offspring; I’m going to try and hide my disappointment as I don my most unattractive of rain coats instead of the gorgeous summer jacket I’m yet to wear. I’ll put on my wellies (the TOMS can wait!) and I’ll laugh as we get splashed by a car. All this happiness attacking my intrinsic rain-induced-grumpy-persona may have me looking mildly insane, but still I’m sure the kids could see the benefit in that too!
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