I used to like rainy days like today. Well, if I didn't actually like them, at least they didn't bother me all that much.
I used to put the kettle on and make some tea, read a book or write something, anything, letters, songs, poems, prose. And the weather outside was either of no importance or an inspiration.
Nowadays it's different. Weather like this means having to find means and ways to keep the whole family occupied and entertained. With aprost
it's not that difficult, he picks up a book or turns on the computer or the TV. We even used to play chess, back in the "good ol' days".
The kids, however, pose a real challenge. With Lea you can play all sorts of games and she even likes to spend some time playing on her own. And if worse comes to worst she can watch TV for half an hour. That makes the day long and sometimes demanding. No such thing for Sarah, though. Too small for TV, too small for any of the games the rest of the family can play together. When we try to play things like Lego together her way of "playing" seriously pisses off Lea - Lea likes to build things, while it is Sarah's passion to demolish anything that reaches higher than three pieces. She is used to spending a considerable amount of time outside, pushing her little doll's pram along our street, painting the street with chalk or just watching Lea on the swings or the slide. Days completely spent inside tend to drive her a little crazy.
The fact that the girls have been sick for almost two weeks, first Lea and then Sarah, didn't help today, either. Our usual rhythm has been seriously disrupted. No kindergarten for Lea, no work for Francesco, different bed times. It took me an incredible 2 hours to finally get Sarah to sleep.
And it is still raining.
Well, now I finally have my tea and my writing while Francesco watches "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". I will join him now, because I love that film.
A little less rain tomorrow, if you please.