Things to do on a rainy day


Things to do on a rainy day…

The monsoons are here here with a bang and suddenly I am left wondering what to do with my twin two year olds at home. With my 6 month old its not that tough but the twins are full of energy which needs to be constructively expended.
I am trying to compile a list for myself and other parents..will try and put in several posts with stuff that I am trying out.
1. Experiencing the rain…there is something so magical about the first rains..poets have written about it, all mumbaikars talk about it, the young and d alike.
My boys too were so fascinated. The thunder and lightening were a new phenomenon too and they preceded the rain.  We put on a couple of songs..I hear thunder,  it’s raining it’s pouring and also These are a we a of my favourite things from sound of music.
We looked out of the window at the rain and the people and saw raincoats and umbrellas. We noticed that the sky was full of grey clouds and I told the boys about the rain in the clouds. We learned that there are different clouds…the grey ones are called nimbus clouds.
Then we put on raincoats and flip flops and took out our umbrellas. It was time for a drive and a small jaunt in the rain. We went to worli seaface and watched the waves. The twins splashed in the puddles and ran with the wind and raindrops hitting their faces.  We tried to catch raindrops too.
The twins practiced opening and shutting their umbrellas, squealing with delight every time.
We noticed wet crows and pigeons and made friends with two wet stray dogs.
Then we headed back home…. Had a nice hot shower and a glass of milk with cookies and watched the rain making funny drip patterns on the window pane.
Sure they could have caught colds or a chill but they did not and honestly we all had such a wonderful time.
This is probably not something I would do too often but I wanted the twins to experience the rains like we had as kids and they had so much fun!

About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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