Day 23 – What are your favorite activities to do with your kid(s)?
Strawberry: In the day to day sense, I love to play wrestle with him. I’ll disclaim that by saying he’s not a huge cuddler and it seems his favorite way to be physical is by climbing on us and using us like a jungle gym. When we “wrestle” he is constantly laughing and in turn, makes us laugh…and I think giving in to his desire for that kind of physicality, which is not actually too rough, is kinda nice. Very “boyish” but that’s how he is. We also like reading to him before bedtime. Nutella adds that he is usually only cuddly when watching tv (sadly) so we enjoy that as well, although we limit it. And she loves building blocks with him. They’ve made some nice castles together.
In general, taking him to a park where he can run and play is nice…he’s got his freedom and we can relax more. He’s also great on walks in his stroller and we try to do that every day (good exercise for moms, too). Recently we brought him to our local sand volleyball court with his beach toys and he loved it. I see many more trips there in the future.
Day 24 – What are your favorite activities to do without your kid(s)? (keep it clean!)
Our favorites include going out to eat, seeing live theatre, and going out dancing or to gatherings with friends (where you can actually talk and not have to kid-wrangle). In the past two weeks, both of our steady babysitters have told us they’re moving (like, thousands of miles away), so now we have to find new sitters, sigh. Hopefully we can find a couple more good ones so our opportunities to keep doing our favorite non-kid activities still exist. We do take him out to eat every so often, but it’s never relaxing….although excellent picture opportunities often present themselves.