There is no winter blues in our house this week. With the rain coming this week on went the gumboots and bring on the puddle splashing.
I spend a lot of time at the beach as you would know by my images and me telling you all about our days. They are pretty much spent at the beach, our big backyard. We spent the whole summer digging in the sand, building sandcastles, toddling around, and swimming in the ocean. I must say we had the best summer I can remember living here. I was asked a lot by regular beach goers what I would do in winter with the rain and the cold. This is the moment I told you I went out and bought myself a pair of gumboots. No rain, or cold weather will stop us from playing in the backyard.
Don't you remember as children running in the rain, splashing in the puddles? My favourite was putting a leaf in the running water and watching it disappear down the drain. It was so much fun having our leaves race each other. We did so much and used our imaginations. We played with matchbox cars in the mud, and marbles; oh how I loved to play marbles with all the kids in our street. Not once did our parents tell us to get out of the mud and stop playing in the rain. It is what we did. After we were dirty, wet and cold we were placed in a hot bath and ready for our dinner. This was my childhood and I loved it!
I want to give my children these memories. There are countries that have mountains of snow and they still pop on their warm clothes and go out. Why should we hibernate in such a beautiful country? This little pinwheel family is going to splash, play in the mud, (don't worry I am not loving the mud part), and enjoy this winter as much as we did our summer. There are memories to be created this winter!
Do you have any fun childhood memories in the winter?