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.
Oh, laying on the bed with baby and snuggling up with a book- I wish! Being inside here means constant entertainment, I love winter but I'm a little nervous that it will be tough to fill those days. Your day's in sound peaceful, enjoy every moment of it while you can :)ReplyDelete
I can totally relate. Come winter I barely want to leave the warmth of the house & that's living in a desert climate. I found winter less cumbersome the winter we spent in Canada, but I think that was only because of the central heat, we weren't working, I wasn't driving & we could ski most days so winter has a purpose. Generally my attitude towards winter is similar to yours. Hunker down. Enjoy the none walking/crawling time.ReplyDelete
Yes and No. If cold or wet weather were rare, then yes, I can relate. I love hanging in PJ's, baking, watching movies with my husband. Playing on the floor with Nolan.ReplyDelete
However, since it stays grey and cold for awhile here, no, I look for any excuse to be social.
I get a little depressed if I don't get to talk to other adults after 24 hours. Maybe if Nolan (or Barley) could take back, it would be better :)
Such a great picture. Very creative. xoxoReplyDelete