Monday, February 9, 2015
I usually look at snow falls with mixed feelings. It's so beautiful with everything being covered in a soft white covering of snow. And, often, while it's falling the world outside becomes muted and peaceful. However, my world inside often becomes loud and full of begging. "Mama, it's snowing!! Can we go out?!?!!" My girly gets so excited to go venture out into the world of snow, as most kids do. The thought of snow, during the week fills me with dread because of the venturing out into that happens.
Before you start thinking things about what an awful Mom I am I'd like the chance to defend myself, please! Generally it takes quite awhile to get a kiddo dressed in all their many layers for them to go out and conquer their snow piles. Shirts, multiple pairs of pants or pants and a layer of snow pants, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, and finally a coat get put on. And then... it's my turn to get everything on to go outside. Then there's the playing outside in the snow part.
Don't get me wrong I always have fun playing with my kiddo in the snow. However, all that energy used + someone with low energy already and poor circulation = not a good thing! Basically I usually spend the rest of the day trying to get back to normal. (AKA. feeling like I can walk from the couch to the bathroom without any issues.) And I will probably end up wearing a hat and a scarf on top of my sweatshirt for the rest of the day. No. Lie.
My favorite snows? Are the ones that happen on the weekend. Then my husband gets to have the pleasure of getting our girly ready and go outside with her. I get to sit on the couch, with our window cracked open so we can talk to each other, while my hubster and L are outside. So I get to be a part of the fun without doing the part that would leave me exhausted and shaking from the cold for the rest of the day.
I'm seriously past the point of sitting in a pout wishing I was outside with my daughter. It does me no good. And it definitely, does no good for L. So I found myself a way to do what I want in a way that will still be friendly to my body and health. Finding a way to take part in life, just with little tweaks that make it fit into my life, is key when dealing with a chronic illness. :O)