So, a week on and the car is still not fixed … fingers crossed, the part we need replacing is due to be delivered today!!
Because Wilfred isn’t enrolled in a nursery, I’m very aware that I need to offer him a varied week full of new experiences, socialisation, learning and fun. Usually, I have him up and out of the house by 9:30am. But lots of the groups we attend and friends we visit are a bit of a jaunt by car, let alone on foot!! Being without the car, I was seriously panicking we’d both be going stir crazy with cabin fever.
However, I am pleased to report that we have had a lovely week together. I’m not sure I could do it all the time, but having a week out to simplify things and spend time together has been really nice. We have had friends over for coffee and play dates … but for the most part, its been just us and a less scheduled and quite laid back week. We’ve taken some walks in the local area, spent lots of time in the garden and played indoors. We’ve definitely (both) used our imagination more coming up with games.
Going forward (once I’m back on the road), I think I’ll try and schedule more down time in our week. Usually, if I’m at home, I’m cleaning, cooking, organising something … I’m rarely sat just ‘being’ with them and enjoying their company.