I think I am entering the season that I find the most depressing. With Christmas and the holidays over and seemingly endless weeks until the warm sunshine of spring, I find myself smack dab in the middle of the winter blues. I am struggling to stay upbeat and pushing myself to socialize while in reality I want to cuddle up by the fire and hide. For good or bad, Timmy has no desire to hibernate and keeps me engaging with society.
Because I know that I need to push against the urge
to hide, I have been trying to take Timmy somewhere everyday. I wish we
could play outside at home, but the yard is too muddy from the recent
rainstorms. So until everything warms up or dries out, I am forced to
seek our toddler adventures outside of our house. Typically we either go
to the pool or to his favorite toddler playground. I love playing with
him and hearing his squeals of delight as he explores and learns always
lifts my spirits. Timmy is loving our community trips and doesn't seem
to miss playing outside.
Timmy isn't my only motivator to leave
the house. Robby has been busy with his Taekwondo classes, taking as
many as four per week. Scott and I try to split the duty, but Robby
prefers my taking him to class. Although the little plastic chairs in
the spectator lounge are uncomfortable and it is always cold because the
main door is never closed, I usually don't mind going. I rather enjoy
my hour sitting without having to entertain, cater to or serve anybody.
It isn't the most cerebral stimulating time, but the quiet is welcome.
the rain will stay away and the sun will return. Even when it's cold, I
always feel better when the sky is bright. Right now it feels like the
dreary days of winter will never end.