Every Monday I get to spend time with four-year-olds in Kindermusik. We open with a song, welcoming each child by name, and singing about the “happy sunny day.”
But sometimes it’s not a sunny day. Today was overcast, yet bright. As we were about to get to that part of the song we paused and looked out the window at the sky. “What lovely clouds!” I exclaimed. We took this opportunity to reflect on the various looks of clouds and how sometimes we can see shapes of animals and other objects in them. When clouds look dark they may be full of rain, and what a wonderful gift that would be for the dry parts of our world.
So we continued with our song, singing of a “happy cloudy day.”