There’s nothing better than waking up, looking out of the window, and seeing nothing but blue skies. Alas, that’s far from guaranteed when you live in the UK. In that case, you’ll need to accept that there’ll be rainy days. And while that’s fine to accept when you’re just going to the office, it’s a weekend day, then it can be a little grim. That is unless you make a focused effort to have a great day regardless of the weather. And that’s something you can easily do at home with a little bit of work. In this post, we’ll look at some essential tips for making the most of a grey and rainy day at your property.
We’re all eager to get up, moving, and out of the house when the sun is shining. But when it’s rainy? We’ve got nowhere to go and nothing to do, and that presents us with the perfect opportunity to just slow down and have a peaceful, enjoyable morning at home. How often do you get to spend the whole morning in your pyjamas, watching cartoons with your kids? Make the most of the opportunity — it’s one of those precious things that you’ll value having done in the future.
In the Kitchen
Any food can be delicious, but homemade food? That’s another level of awesomeness. If you’ve got some rainy hours to play with, consider getting into the kitchen and putting together some delicious food for you and your kids. There’s no shortage of options that you could make. You might make a big breakfast, some delicious soup, or learn how to make edible cookie dough for the perfect treat. Whatever you choose, you can have faith that it’ll be a hit with your kids. After all, who doesn’t love to be given delicious food?
Board Game Afternoons
It’s easy to spend a rainy day just staring at our devices. That’s as true for adults as it is for kids. If you’re going to have a memorable rainy day, then you’ll need to avoid simply scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. One way to do this is to get rid of screens altogether and engage in a non-digital activity. For example, you could spend the afternoon playing a fun board game with your family. There are plenty of fun family board games on the market, so look at picking up a couple so you always have something to play when the rain comes.
Another non-screen activity you can enjoy with your family is simply having long conversations as a family. It sounds odd, but this is something that most families only do very rarely. You could tell your kids about how you and your partner got together, or the first job you had, or about their ancestors, or about their birth and early years. Kids love hearing this stuff, and it’ll certainly be something that they appreciate and value more than spending another long afternoon playing video games. It’ll bring you all closer.