Sometimes the weather gives us the clue that maybe we should pull back a little. On a day for which outside thing after outside thing is scheduled, a rainy day can be an unexpected gift to family sanity.
Some moms dread rainy days. It means the kids (and you) are cooped up, energy that needs to be expended is being contained (or attempts anyway), and general indoor mayhem. Yeah, that can happen.
But it can also be a time to regroup and relax.
Instead of rushing out the door, how about lingering in pajamas and making a big breakfast? Instead of lists and schedules, how about a family board game? How about putting on some music instead of the television or a video game and being silly and fun together? Don't instantly make playdates for the kids, but be with them instead!
A couple of rainy mornings spent not engaging in your usual rush, rush, rush may cause you to rethink that rush, rush, rush. Do you need more opportunities for down time as a family? Is your family
schedule just too, well, scheduled?
No matter how you recognize it - rainy weekend morning or otherwise - recognizing that an adjustment needs to be made for the overall strength of the family is an important thing. Activities and community involvement is important, yes, but most important is that your family unit is a strong core.
Making the most of unexpected time together can have real benefits for you long-term. Taking down time together on a rainy (or sunny!) day can help solidify your family bond.
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