Now that the weather is getting nicer (is it?), I’ll soon be out of my element outside.
See, I’m kind of a stay-inside-watch-movies kind of a gal, but I’d hate to keep Lincoln away from beautiful days of playing outside. So far, I’ve been pretty good. We’ve rarely missed the opportunity to go outside and do something if it’s nice.
This may seem weird for me to talk about – making myself go outside more for the benefit of my kid – but, I’m really talking more general. I’m interested to find out what you’ve changed about yourself (something that’s been with you or about you for a very long time) for your kids.
We change a lot and most of it is expected and/or natural and not that big of a deal because we know it’s coming when we’re expecting a child. Some, like my desire to sit on my butt and watch Roseanne, is harder to break. I suppose because it’s a habit? It’s part of me? It’s what I did as a kid? (Not all the time. I played outside a lot, but I live in a neighborhood with tons of kids. I played outside while my parents sat inside and probably watched Dallas.)
I don’t see anything wrong with watching TV. Duh! I LOVE TV! But, Linc likes to go outside. Do I like to go outside? HECK NO! But, I do because he likes it, and I don’t let on that really, I’m at a loss out there. These times, I follow his lead and run around like a maniac.
What do you do outside with your kids? I need some tips!
Erin Hill is a first-time mom to Lincoln, who was born in January 2010. She's learning as she goes and is experiencing everything a new mom goes through while seeing the humor, irony, and enjoyment in her adventures.
Erin is a full-time technical writer, a freelancer for Patch, and co-creator and blogger at SlimSavers.com. She lives in Plum with Lincoln, her husband, Adam, their dog, Roxie, and five (yes, five) cats, Nirvana, Gary Roberts, Elvis, Talbot and Forrest. (Anyone want a cat?)