Me & My Shadow. Boston Children's Museum.
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, I start to look forward to the bad weather that comes with this season change. That bad weather is an excuse to stay in, hunker down and pour another cup of coffee. It is an excuse to bring Alice to our bed and spend the morning playing or reading under the warmth of a heavy quilt. It is an excuse to bake something fragrant all while hanging out in our pajamas.
And honestly, it's an excuse to not leave our apartment.
I tend to be a bit of a recluse. I sort of like being by myself on most days. Sometimes I wonder if I am inherently reclusive (the chicken)? Or I wonder if living in a city with few friends and no family is the reason behind my reclusiveness (the egg)? Who knows which came first. It doesn't matter, really.
So when it is miserable outside Alice and I happily stay inside and watch the inclement weather from the warmth of our third floor apartment. But, after a day or so of being inside, that old stir-crazy feeling emerges and, as soon as the sun shines, we head out to warm our faces in her rays.
My feelings about staying cooped up in our apartment might change when Alice goes mobile and requires more entertaining. I am sure 1100 square-feet gets boring quickly to a toddling baby!
Can you relate?!
Snowy weather. January 2012.