Cabin fever?? Not yet…
We have been living in hibernation mode for the past 4 weeks since returning from Ghana. Intentional hibernation to add. It is the best fit for our family right now, to help the boys transition, adjust and foster healthy attachment.
It wasn’t until the past week and a half that we have become a bit more adventurous. We started small, I needed to gain self-confidence that I could take them both out by myself. Not to mention the intimidation of the carseats!!
Our first trip was to the gas station for the daily special of eggs and milk. All was well with no glitches on the short 15 minute venture. So I decided we were ready for the grocery store, where the boys were more than eager to help.
Since then we have gone to the park, the library, storytime, the dentist, an assortment of stores and a few trips to the Children’s Museum. And one of their favorites, Church, which is usually requested daily.
They make it so easy for me, which has resulted in being a lot more comfortable venturing out solo and boosted my confidence level times 10! I just make sure to fill my purse with the staples of snacks and water. Also, always being conscious of not being out and about over mealtime.
I still have those moments where troubleshooting is required. One of last week’s highlights for the boys was definitely going through the carwash. They even asked to go back the following day.
We were the next car up for the wash and had a car behind us, with a line forming. When one of the boys told me they needed to use the bathroom. Faced with a new situation, do I hope they can hold it or get out of the car and ask the vehicles behind me to back up and lose my spot in line when I had already been waiting 10 minutes.
We went with option A and made it out successfully! Followed by a mad dash to the nearest restroom!!
The boys absolutely LOVE riding in the car and going for little road trips. So in addition to mom, I feel like I have also taken on activity director and taxi service.