Thursday, July 26, 2012
The one with (Babies in the British summertime)
Don't pretend you haven't done it. Everyone has ;-)
However, us lucky folk living in England don't often have this problem and I personally find trying to keep a older baby occupied when it's pouring it down with rain (a classic sign that it's British summer time, despite the constant drought warnings) far more difficult. When the weather is nice, you can just do all the things I mentioned in the first paragraph and then let them play on a blanket in the garden or something. But what if the weather is miserable?
I find that as a non driver I have two choices. I can take Oliver out regardless, he stays lovely and dry under the rain cover and I get soaked to the skin (try holding an umbrella and pushing a pushchair, it's not that easy!) Or I can stay home. This works fine if the rain only lasts a day or two as it's quite nice to be home sometimes - we can have lots of snuggles, watch TV and dig out all the lesser used toys to play with. However I have found that both myself and Oliver get slightly cabin fever-y if we stay in the house for many more days than that so I'm then forced to go for option one, even if it is just a walk to the local coffee shop and back for a yummy latte!
What do you and your babies do on rainy and horrible days?