Sometimes, the best days are the ones that happen spontaneously.
Saturday was supposed to be a family day to Wet & Wild. The kids were excited, and went to bed the night before talking about how much fun it would be.
However, in true Murphy’s Law fashion, it was pouring when we woke up on Saturday morning. The kids were disappointed, and insisted that we could still go as we’d all be getting wet anyway. But I could not see the fun in standing in the rain all day, eating soggy chicken sandwiches, and battling the crowds for an undercover spot.
Much to the kids’ dismay, we cancelled our Wet & Wild plans.
Of course, we had a backup plan. We invited our friends around for the afternoon. With 2 young girls the same age as ours, we knew that at least half our kids would be happy.
And so, Melinda and Lane arrived with their girls and all the kids (except James, who was too busy playing Lego Harry Potter on his iPad) raced upstairs to play, whilst us grownups milled around the kitchen with a glass of wine in hand.
It was easy, it was simple, it was the perfect way to spend a rainy saturday afternoon. Of course, the sun came out briefly at one stage, and everyone raced out for a quick play, but it didn’t last long. Just long enough to get a quick photo of the girls dressed in Charlyse’s favourite dresses, ready to perform their dancing shows for us lucky mums.
It won’t be like this forever. There will come a day when the kids would rather go out than spend a rainy day at home with their parents. But until then, I will enjoy watching impromptu dance performances and fashion parades, and listening to the sounds of the kids all having fun and keeping themselves amused, whilst giving us some “grown up” time.