RSV lockdown activities -walk at the park, even if it's cold (bundle up!) -house/yard work (sweep, rake leaves, etc.) with baby in carrier (or next to you in stroller) -zoo -walk around an outdoor garden center -arts and crafts
-read -fill inflatable swimming pool with toys/balls -DIY touch & feel book -mommy & me yoga books or videos -make christmas gifts with baby art / fingerpainting / foot or hand prints -blow bubbles -play music for baby (recorder, piano, get out an old instrument you used to play) -learn/teach sign language
-go for a drive, stop at the drive through and get a drink -play in a different room in the house
-preemie-to-preemie playgroup if you feel comfortable
-have a DIY photo shoot
for older children: -make a fort -set up an indoor "camp out" -board games, puzzles -scavenger hunt -introduce instrument to child -bake or cook something simple together (like make-your-own pizzas) -make crafts to deliver/donate to hospital patients -treasure hunt (and have child make a treasure map)
-make puppets and have a puppet show
-go to the museum, zoo, amusement park, library, movie theater during off-times
-build a snowman - go sledding - shovel the driveway together
-organize closets, paperwork/files
-list things you no longer need on Craigslist
-hire a babysitter and go out together
-alternate occasional girl/guy nights out while the other stays home with the kids
-take a bubble bath
-plant an indoor herb garden
-go to an exercise class at the local gym one evening (and let your husband sign up for one too)
-play Wii / Wii fit - exercise tapes
-start a new hobby (photography, painting, scrapbook, knit, crochet, sew, cooking, blogging...)
-play a board game together
-build storage shelves in your garage/basement/closets/etc.
Re: the &quot;how to stay sane&quot; list...
"go for a drive, stop at the drive through and get a drink"
When DS was sick this summer we did this everyday just to get out of the house for an hour and it was a lifesaver!
I have nothing to add, but that is a great list!
haha, i do this a few times a week. i get an iced mocha from mcdonalds! i wish we had a drive through starbucks around here!
When we were stuck inside all summer, I used to play dance music for myself and dance around them. They like watching me and it got me up and moving.
Haha I'm actually asking for a nice Starbucks gift card for Christmas. I never used to go there ($$$) except for a special occasion, but I can see many trips in our future!!
That is cute!!