Winter Blues

So I really should be taking James out more for more interaction with other children. Most of the friends I have, who have children, they’re older and we don’t really know a lot of babies. We’re privileged to live Canada, were we have a great deal of resources, free and otherwise so that babies can have interaction with other babies.

However we live in Canada, so that means cold winters. Though, I assure you, it’s not as bad as it’s made out to be. We don’t live in an icebox. (Most of the time…kidding! But it can get cold.) This makes it difficult to take James out. Either for a walk or even in the car. I’m still learning to drive, so that’s not always really an option but we have a decent transit system here. (I never learned to drive because, growing up, we could never afford a car. Then as I was on my own and could afford a car, I lived in a big city with a decent transit system, so in terms of things it was never really a priority. I’ve obviously kicked it into high gear since having James, but again been hampered by winter.) But even going for drives with him, isn’t ideal in this weather. I don’t mind staying at home, I’ve always been a homebody but I worry that James is missing that interaction. I also worry it’s becoming boring for him. I mean we have tons of toys, books and I try to interact with him a great deal. But there is only so much you can do…you know?

Nonetheless, I’m going to keep trying to get out, at least once day. It’s just so hard traveling with a baby and especially at winter. I’m also going to look for more fun and interactive things for us to do. If anyone has any suggestions, leave me a comment!

Timea
xx

2 comments

  1. I hear you. During winter time it’s more challenging to get out there with a baby.
    I used to go to one of the Early Years Centres once a week, after Patrick turned 6 months old. I also felt the need for him to interact with other babies. Although he didn’t show much interest in them, haha. There also the EarlyON Parent and Family Centres through TDSB, I’m sure it’s worth give one a try.
    Oh, we also went to a few Gymboree classes which Patrick loved. 🙂
    The one thing I always wanted to do (while at home w Patrick) but for some reason I never got around is to join a mommy group. There are so so many out there, one sounds better than the other. 😉 I’m pretty sure you’d also find Mommy Meetup groups in your area. 🙂

    Hope this helps. Don’t give up, I’m sure you’ll find something suitable for you and James. You’re doing an amazing job. XOXO

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