Playing in the Rain {Guest Post}

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Today’s guestpost is from Jamie and Lindsi of Toys in the Dryer. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this post. Chime in!

 As children, we see rain as something beautiful and fun.  We beg our parents to go outside and splash in puddles while water from the sky soaks our clothes.  We find the rain refreshing and exciting.

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 Getting wet (and even muddy) is not a nuisance, but rather a normal part of life and play.  Rain is not an every day occurrence and running around in it is a special activity.  We let go and live in the moment.

As adults, rain becomes something to be avoided.  It isn’t so bad when we can just sit a home, but having to venture out is an issue.  Rain ruins our hair and clothes, interrupts our schedules, and is difficult to get around in.

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 Getting wet (and dirty) is not ok.  We have places to go and things to do, and we must look put-together.  Thank goodness rain is not an every day occurrence and we can not wait for when the sun shines again (or at least the rain stops).

The minds of children are not yet crowded by thoughts of the way they should look or time schedules they must abide by.  They see things such as rain as an opportunity to take a time out from life; to enjoy the little moments even if the adults think they are bothersome.

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 When was the last time you let out your inner child?  When was the last time you stopped worrying about looking put-together or let the time schedule pass without notice?  When was the last time you did this with your kids—truly lived in the moment with them?  When was the last time you played in the rain?

Toys In The Dryer combines the humorous side of being moms with our desire to provide fun, cheap, and creative outlets for our children.  Activity and snack ideas, laughable posts, and expert advice blend the best parenting.  We are hoping that Toys In The Dryer encourages us along with our readers to spend more quality time with our kids.  Here’s to hoping you don’t find too many toys in your dryer!  

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