Our Favourite Outdoor Play Books with Faire Child

April 02, 2019

We have a certain relative, who whenever we visit, almost always has something to say about the weather. "What a gloomy day." "I wish it would stop raining so I could go out." "Boy, is it nasty out." "It's too cold to go for a walk." "Will it ever stop snowing?" I'm not sure that I ever really noticed it before, but now that I have children and am so mindful of my own language about the weather, I'm highly sensitive to it and cringe a little at every new complaint. In my more dramatic moods, I've imagined diving across the room to cover the poor innocent ears of my child - but instead, I try to keep it light with a casual counter-comment like "We don't mind the rain" or "We'll just need to wear our warmest mittens!"