My oldest and I spent the winter solstice together running errands and visiting my office. It was misty, drizzly and almost 60 degrees and we were itching to get outside! I love warm, rainy days when we can splash around in puddles without fear of freezing!
My husband and I have been reading the “Winnie the Pooh” books to the wild boys quite often lately and they have seen “Pooh’s Grand Adventure”. Now, my oldest little dude is determined to have a “Grand Adventure” for himself.
So, it is my great honor to present to you, “The Wild Boy’s Rainy Day Grand Adventure!”
At first, my little dude wanted to go to the playground but when he saw the lake-puddle, he changed his mind and decided that he needed to play there instead.
He did not hesitate at the edge of the lake-puddle, but walked straight in.
We change the world just by being in it.
This morning, my sweet little dude noticed that I was wearing my Sourland Conservancy shirt and he immediately insisted that he wear his Sourland shirt, also!
Little Dude asked if he could take some pictures. Here is his picture of the waterfall.
“Say ‘Cheese’, Momma!”
I love how something that an adult perceives as a barrier is only a challenge for a child.
Hidden mushrooms. Most likely, the mushrooms growing between the logs have received some protection from the cold.
We still had to check out the playground, of course!
He really wanted to be able to float in his umbrella just like Pooh.
There was a part of me that wished that I had brought my wellies so that I could explore the lake-puddle with him… But I also really loved that I could just watch and let him explore on his own.
The magic of childhood.