Spring Rains Make Me HappyI don’t know about you, but I know that I love a great rainstorm in the spring. As long as I have a way of staying dry and warm, while the pitter patter is happening, I am a happy camper. So, let’s review the ways that we can do just that and have some fun at the same time.
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Little Kids and Rain are a Great CombinationLittle kids are wonderful when the spring rains begin. They are in awe that it’s no longer snowy, cold and bitter outside. If you are a big kid like me, playing in the rain was something I looked forward to sharing with my youngsters. I can remember getting my kids dressed in their rainboots, raincoats and heading out the door with umbrellas clenched firmly in our hands. Dancing in the puddles was the best part of any trip outside when the spring rains came. Laughter and giddiness seemed to come over all of us and a good dose of Hot Chocolate when we came home was the best treat ever.
Now that I'm a Grammie I get to enjoy the fun all over again.Now that my children are old enough to have children of their own, I make sure that Grammie outfits the Grandchildren in a way that will keep them dry and warm too. The colorfulness of raincoats has changed a lot since my children were young. Today’s styles are so bright that even a downpour of humongous proportions can’t keep them invisible to the eye. That is a good thing for sure. Not only do I enjoy watching them play in the rain, but I also enjoy seeing their surprise when Grammie decks them out with the latest and greatest rain gear ever.
For the younger crowd (ages 3 to 6), there are Paw Patrol matching sets of rain slickers and umbrellas for the boys and Disney Princesses for the girls. These sets are both really cute, and the matching umbrella just finishes the outfit. If either of these styles or characters are not to your liking or your Grandchildren's liking, there are other characters available like Firemen, Frogs, Butterflies and so many more. The Ladybug ones happen to be a favorite of mine too. If your Grandchildren already have raincoats, then add a pirate umbrella for some added fun.
So Many StylesLet’s just say that in reviewing all the possibilities, of keep youngsters dry in the rain, there has to be at least a few hundred different choices and possibilities. You can spend a lot of time trying to find the right one to match your child’s or grandchild's needs or wants. Or you can ask the parents what their children really like and narrow down your search that way.
I bet you will have a hard time getting the Grandchildren to come indoors, but maybe a great mug of Hot Chocolate will entice them to come in out of the rain.
What about the Big Kids?
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