Saturday, February 6, 2010
when the kids were younger and we lived in tel aviv, i would sometimes dress them in their rain gear and take them to the beach or playground on those few wet and dark days. you know, to get them out. i cannot even count the times i have been told by strangers, rushing home through the park, that it was a shame what i was doing, and that i should take those poor children home. now!
anyway, this one afternoon it started clearing a bit and i wanted them out. they hesitated, but i insisted (and tricked them with the promise of hot cocoa on the porch :). and then they had a blast. i was happy to see that they got it, the ability to make it fun, even when it's wet and cold. actually most kids probably do.
anyway, as we were out and about the clouds cleared. luckily the water puddles don't dry out that fast, so there was a lot of jumping. and wet socks to change when we got back home.