At the end of this week, DC got a good long soaking of rain. When I'm inside, that's fine. I like watching the rain hit the leaves on the trees. I find the sound of it splattering against the windows soothing. I've been known to turn on a rain white noise website on sunny days.
If I have to go outside, it's an entirely different story. As much as I like the rain, I don't like getting wet in it. I often tell people that I am a cat. I wear boots, sometimes a rain coat, and use the biggest umbrella I can find. I'll even finagle opening and closing said umbrella to reduce the amount of time I'm exposed to rain drops. I pout and ask the husband to drop me off at our building under the front door awning. On really rainy days, I will find any way that I can to be inside where it's warm and dry. Preferably curled up with a book or on the couch with a tasty snack.
In rainy weather, I always see people walking in nothing but a raincoat or running through it entirely unprotected from the elements. I am baffled by kids (my own among them) who just don't seem to care about getting wet. Puddles attract them like a magnet to metal. That is a level of tolerance that I just don't have.
How do you respond to the rain?