The Daughter Chronicles

Monday, March 26, 2007

Singin' in the rain

Well, not exactly singing. More like playing.

It rained here last Thursday, in typical Arizona fashion, where it pours for a few minutes, rains for a while, clears up, pours again, then tapers off to nothing, all within the space of a few hours, and by the end of the day all the water is gone and you've forgotten it even rained. We should get more rain in two months or so.

Norah went out back in the rain when it was just drizzling. This was the first time in her life she had spent significant time in the rain, and she wasn't sure what to make of it. It wasn't really raining that hard to get her too wet, although it was enough for her to keep looking around as if someone was pulling a fast one on her. "What's going on?" she seemed to be asking. She got her pants dirty when she sat down, but other than that, all was well. The pictures don't really show the rain, unfortunately, but it's there!

This is one of those things that makes parenting fun. With Mia, she's discovered things very slowly and in a completely different fashion than most kids. Norah, as the undamaged one, is discovering things in a typical way, and it's fun to watch her find out that occasionally (rarely here, of course) water falls from the sky, as well as other things. It's pretty neat seeing her come across things that we take for granted because we've seen them so often. She likes to wander around and just put her hands on grass or in leaves, or just stand and stare at leaves on a tree. I'm just happy to follow her around.

Of course, she might be surprised the next time it rains, because it happens so infrequently. But that's okay. She'll still enjoy it.


  • Lovely pictures of Norah. Ellie is used to rain, but has a puzzled reaction to hailstones! Has Norah experiences hail and snow yet?

    By Blogger Custancia, at 27/3/07 12:23 PM  

  • It hails maybe once a year here, so neither of the kids has really been out in a hailstorm yet. And we haven't been anywhere with snow in years (since Mia was about four months old, when we went back to Pennsylvania at Christmas), so neither of them is familiar with that either. Maybe next winter we'll take a trip up north and show them some snow. I have a feeling they'd love it.

    By Blogger Greg, at 27/3/07 7:44 PM  

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