Stormy weather

I used to hate storms.
I would hide under my doona or put my head under my pillow until the rain came, and only then would I feel safe enough to stick my head out.
David, on the other hand, has always loved storms. He used to sit outside with his Dad and just watch the storm move around the hills. He still heads straight ouside at the sound of a storm so he can be part of it.

Over the years, I have come to realise that the storms can't actually hurt you if you are inside. I am now brave enough to stand at the back door (under the verandah) and watch the lightening.
But it is still the rain that I love the most. If I had to to choose my perfect weather. I would choose rain. I love the sound, the smell (especially in summer) and I find watching it really soothing.
Of course trying to entertain kids when it rains non-stop for days is something I don't neccessarily enjoy, although that hasn't really happened all that much in recent years due to the drought.

We have some stormy weather happening in our neck of the woods at the moment, and as I write this, all the boys guessed it...outside!
Once upon a time I would have made them come in, but you know, I think it is good for the kids to grow up not being scared of things for no reason.
I mean, I can't think for the life of me why I would have grown up being scared of storms. It must have been the noise or the combination of the noise and lightening. Don't know.
But hopefully the boys can learn from David that a storm is actually a pretty cool thing-so long as you don't go play with metal things in the middle of a lightening storm...!

Here comes the rain...
Think I might go stand in it awhile.


  1. Do you have the storms already?? I thought they were not coming till tomorrow. I have to admit too I am a scardey cat when it comes to lightning and thunder but LOVE LOVE LOVE a good belting of rain. Love going to bed when it is pouring....

  2. My girls and I are all scared of storms (although not Ashlea) - maybe we need to come and have some storm therapy on your veranda???

  3. I, like Mel, love falling asleep to the rain. I dislike driving in it though - but love listening to it.

    I like this post - it seemed like an allusion. Yes you were talking about storms literally but it reminded me of storms in life too. Love from across the world.


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