November. Oh, how I hate November. My second least favourite month is March, and I dislike them for essentially the same reason: They are Eeyore months, grey, gloomy and sloooow to pass. Add damp and chilly. There may or may not be snow in November in Ottawa, but there’s certainly chilling, icy-cold rain, and endless grey, grey, grey, grey, grey.
I truly loathe November weather.
So! What does a sunny little optimist like me do when such a bleak month looms over her? She defies reality, that’s what!!
Well, now. Denial? Not really. I know it’s a stinky month. Didn’t I just say that? No, what a sunny little optimist does is create an alternative focus. Why fixate on the gloom — the gloom which is undeniably there, I know, but you don’t have to fixate on it! Why fixate on the gloom, I say again, when you can give yourself something else, something nicer, something FUN and PRETTY and COLOURFUL and FULL OF LIGHT to focus on?
November is a rotten, bleak month. Sooooo… in the daycare, we are having RAINBOW MONTH!
Four weeks of colour! Four weeks of all the colours! Four weeks of pretty! Fun! Light!
(And then doesn’t this turn out to be the sunniest November I can recall, ever. I will be astonished if we don’t break records for the hours of brilliant sunshine this month. It’s been SPECTACULAR!!! I attribute this, of course, to all the positive vibes coming from my little House of Rainbows. Of course.) 😀
Here’s a peek at some of the activities we’ve enjoyed this month:
I’ll tell you about them in more detail, and add a couple that didn’t make it to the slide show, tomorrow.