It’s hard nowadays to justify a nap. Even though the experts tell us how beneficial naps are for our bodies, we still feel guilty when taking one. This is especially true when it’s warm and sunny outside. But on a rainy day, there should be no guilt! It’s the perfect time to cuddle up with your family and take a nap.
I admit my favorite place to nap in the bed, under the covers. However, to make it more interesting on a rainy day consider making a pallet on the floor, getting out the air mattress, or if it’s cold, napping in front of a warm fireplace.
9. Read a New Book
Recently my four-year-old and I climbed up on my bed for a Sunday afternoon rest. She had her stacks of books, and I had mine. Now I admit, it was not a rainy day, but it was the perfect day of relaxation.
As we laid there she “read” her books as I read mine. Then after a while, I read her books to her. We both eventually fell asleep. Then, since I woke up before her, I continued to read until she woke up.
I believe one of the reasons God made rainy days was for lots and lots of reading! It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on books you’ve been wanting to read or even reading a chapter book aloud to your children.
10. Look at Old Photographs
“Tell me a story, mama!” My children say this to me often. They want to hear about what life was like before they were born. They ask what I did as a child, where I lived, and what telephones looked like! Then, they want to see pictures. Since old photo albums are not easily accessible in our house, I find myself often telling them that it will have to be another day - there’s just not enough time.
Rainy days are the perfect time to take out the photo albums and look at old photographs. Pictures of past relatives, weddings, births, and even baby pictures of your children are fun for everyone to reminisce over. And they make for the best stories.
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