The Ordinary Moments #12

You know that feeling where you’ve been in the house all day and you feel all snappy and irritable because cabin fever has set in?

Well before having kids there was a million and one things you could go and do to get out of the house.

When you have a toddler and a baby, the weather is horrible and you don’t want to spend lots of money the options become a bit more limited.

One thing that is always an option though, unless it is raining really badly is going for a walk.

It’s exercise, it gets you all some fresh air and on a Sunday it’s the perfect thing to do before going home and having a nice roast dinner.

This walk wasn’t actually very long in the end, in fact it took us longer to drive there than the time we spend walking! Mainly due to it being bitterly cold and windy but also because Cherry started to run away from a dog and fell flat on her face.

At least it got us out of the house though!

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  1. says

    Days like the ones you described, cabin fever days, have to be the worst kind of days. If you don’t do anything about it, its unbearable! Walks are always the easiest thing to calm anyones mood..

    Poor cherry falling over! Hope she was ok!

  2. says

    Sometimes just going out of the front door does the trick! And on the bright side, the days are growing longer now and cabin fever will soon be a distant memory! I hope.

  3. says

    One of the best pieces of advice anyone ever gave me before having kids was to get out of the house at least once a day even if it was just down the road for a pint of milk! I go mad if I stay in as everything always seems much worse – the boys also get bored and whiney! It is hard when the weather is grim though!
    If I don’t get time again I just wanted to say happy Christmas Jess, really enjoyed following your blog this year and I hope you all have a wonderful day x

  4. says

    Oh do hope Cherry is ok and didn’t mark up her pretty face before Xmas!! Can completely relate I have a toddler and a baby so getting out especially when I am trying to save is hard. As it always seems to be raining. I should go for walks more often. I could use the exercise ! Hope you have a Merrry Christmas and happy new year!!

  5. says

    Oh, those cabin fever days are just the worst, but even half and hour out of the house makes all the difference. A bit of fresh air is often all you need to out things back into perspective xx Have a wonderful Christmas xx

  6. Hope says

    I have a 3 year old and an almost 5 month old and understand completely what you mean about cabin fever! We went on a walk last week and my eldest loved it! It’s so hard to find things to do this time of year to keep them both entertained especially during week days my son isn’t at preschool. I don’t know how close you are to bristol (vaguely remember you writing you weren’t that far away) but i have found a really good softplay just off the a38 just after Thornbury called jungle chums. Under 1′s are free and my 3 year old is £10 for a monthly pass and we could use that every day if we wanted! I usually do it in the winter months and go atleast twice a week when my son is bouncing off the walls which works out just over a £1 and there’s no time limit! It’s been such an escape at no real expense! Hope you have a really nice Christmas and happy new year!! X

  7. says

    We go for about a gazillion walks precisely because of this feeling. Otherwise I end up going to Homebase and spending unnecessary money to fill the time!

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