One of my favorite places to take Catalina is to Kid N’ Play. She loves being around other kids and playing with them. I was super shy growing up, so exposing her to other people is a must to me. We don’t get to go out much because of my school schedule, but I try to take her at least once every other week. It’s important to me to get her to interact with others, and I love seeing how happy it makes her! Of course, momma has to be there with her or else she’ll have a panic attack *slight eyeroll* but that’s fine because it just makes me feel more loved haha.
The Kid N’ Play that I go to (I’m not sure if they’re all the same) is super cute! They have miniature houses that each represent a different place- a restaurant, salon, firefighter station, and even a grocery store with mini grocery carts! Which are probably the cutest things I have ever seen. There’s also an indoor playground, similar to what they would have at McD’s, but way better quality. Awesome way to get your little one active, and I’ll get up there with her too because who doesn’t love tall slides ;P And to top it off, if you feel a little peckish they have food and drinks you can buy! (free pizza on Friday’s, yay!)
It’s great to be able to take your kids out, along with yourself. Moms don’t just stay at home all day, and they shouldn’t have to feel like they have to. If that was the case, I’m sure we would all be crazy for now. Even a walk down the street or playing outside in the front yard will be enough to get your little ones out into the fresh air. It feels nice to be able to spend that time with your child away from typical distractions in our society like cell phones and other electronics. I’m guilty when it comes to cell phones because sometimes I’ll just feel so tired and bored that I’ll go straight to my phone, but it’s important to know that your kids are watching you to see if you’re paying attention to whatever silly thing they’re doing to get a reaction; and time goes by too fast to miss any moment that could be spent with them, even if it’s the same exact thing yall do every day. Hug your little ones every day and never forget to show them love.