On Tuesday we were treated to a lovely afternoon thunderstorm that brought some good rainfall. We had been out-back playing and could hear the thunder for quite a long while before it came to us. I was surprised that none of my children cried out when the thunder roared - as my children have been apt to do so before.
Anyways, it started to rain heavy. And, kids will be kids, my kids started to enjoy the rain. Miles started a thing of running out in the rain, tilting his head way back, opening his mouth wide, then coming back under shelter to me (sigh, adults will be adults) and exclaiming: "I got some! It's good water!" Of course Jonas joined in. As well as Emmy - but most times Emmy, instead of getting the falling water, took the easy route and just tried to suck the fallen water off the sidewalk. Brilliant.
Then a lot of water started falling out of our gutters. We need to de-leaf our gutters because they are full of leaves and thus the rain comes out in all sorts of spots, rather than just the down-spouts. But whatever. It makes life more fun.
Buckets started being placed under the water-falls, then dumped, then refilled, and so on. Then the kids started drinking from the falls. And that was fun. But leave it to Emmy to pick things up a notch. She decided to shower in the falls. Lovely. She got her hair wet and would even wash her hair. It was great:
And a video just for fun: