So yesterday I snapped some pictures of the Beans enjoying Jordan’s too brief, desperately necessary rainy season. We occasioned quite the confused interest from passersby and neighborhood residents. After finishing lunch, during our walk home, I told the Beans they could hop in as many puddles as they wanted. This one so perfectly captures that moment of lift-off just before the big SPLASH!
Of course, after the frog-fest all of their clothes had to be changed, but the laughter and joy was SOOOO worth it.
Later in the evening, I went to a birthday party where the Moms expressed their overwhelming joy at the rain. I assure you in nearly every place in the US I ever lived (even the desert) people were much more likely to curse the rain and the annoyances it brings that celebrate its arrival. But, I guess being one of the most water-poor nations in the world changes your perspective, no? You’d think more people would have an appreciation for puddle jumping, wouldn’t you? Well, we’ll bring the fun to Jordan, one spectator at a time!