* This post is part of the 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun. For the next 21 days I am going to give you ton’s of ideas on summer fun that will keep your tiny tot busy. Each post will also be pact with hilarious and relatable content for you to enjoy and keep you entertained. Follow me at Messy Mama to get all the summer fun for you and your one year old.
21 Days Of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun
Day 12: Play In The Rain
Summer time is the best time to spend an infinite amount of time outdoors, until the rain brings us in. Does it have to though? On today’s edition of 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun, we’re taking on the weather.
A rainy day
Today’s fun is brought to you by the many sides of nature.
Don’t let the rain keep you indoors; go out and play in it. Suit up and take your waterproof ass outside and let it rain, baby. Leave the umbrella, we’re going to take on the rain drops and annihilate puddles. It’s time to see if that kid in you is still there! Steer clear of thunder storms though. Be brave, not dangerous!
To set up for this activity, all you need to do is wait for the perfect rainy day. One where it is not thundering and lighting, and the rain is coming down at a peaceful pace, not a treacherous downpour. Then, grab your gear, suit up, and head on out to the nearest puddle.
Set your one year old free.
Let your little one zoom around and dance between the raindrops. Let her stomp in all of the puddles. Let her spin around as the drops splash off of her raincoat. Let her catch the rain in her mouth. Let him scream with excitement as he kicks and splashes each puddle. Let him touch the wet ground and sit down in that puddle. Let them embrace the rain and find joy in it.
What To Expect
Dig down deep into your soul and find that little boy or little girl and bring them out. Dance, splash, run, laugh and play with your totters as she or he takes in the joy of each rain drop. Be that kid again who looked forward to rainy days, and put away the adult that dreads them. Soak in the moment with your baby and allow your laughter to resonate around each rain drop as it falls from the sky. Enjoy the rain, don’t run from it. Get soaking wet, and forget about all the cleaning up and drying you have to do right after this moment.
Forget about the muddy footprints that are going to be tracked through the house. Forget about how your toddler is going to scream bloody murder as you try to dry them with a towel. Forget about the ear piercing screams that burst your ear drums when you tell them it’s time to go inside. Forget that you are going to have to peel off your wet jeans. Forget all of that.
Take It In
Just be present with you bab-tots, in this moment. Soak in the summer air and be proud of yourself for letting all that garbage go so you can play in the rain with your kid.
Who am I kidding? This activity is probably going to last five minutes before you give in and drag your soaking wet child inside. What the hell were you thinking?
Good luck with peeling the clothes of your screaming toddler. Chase them around the house, dry diaper in hand, as they dart around the house in their birthday suit. This was so much fun! Wasn’t this fun?
I would love to hear how your Play in The Rain turned out. Drop your funny but realistic stories below in the comments.
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