Sometimes we have things planned in our calendar for so long that we can’t cancel due to weather. Or we’re expecting others to come with us, or we paid a deposit and don’t want to lose our money. One weekend in June, our family went to Grasmere in the Lake District to enjoy a picnic with other local homeschooling families who are inspired by the philosophy and work of Charlotte Mason, a Victorian educator who spent her life in the Lake District.
We also had a camping trip planned for that weekend.
Once the weekend arrived, the weather forecast showed rain all weekend. The other families, except one, changed their plans. I suppose you could say we have become English because our family decided to go for a walk anyway. It was wet at first, but as we went on, the rain cleared off. The afternoon was beautiful, and the children got to explore some beautiful caves before going to our campsite to set up camp before more rain came. We tried not to let the weather stop us from having a good time, and we stayed (mostly) dry. We made memories, and Asher and Eva Joy now ask when they’ll see their new friends again.