Yes, we have been inside almost constantly since the outdoor temperature heated up past 80F. Although being inside has made adjusting to life with a toddler and newborn easier, the neighborhood doesn't have the same familiar feeling as I drive down our street and park in the driveway.
I miss the daily morning walks to the park last summer.
And the sweet coincidences of finding a library group buddy for playground romping.
She still asks about our neighbors who moved their family of three active boys at the end of May. Every day they were outside after 3pm and would include her in their play.
|Our formerly green yard... in early June|
Maybe I could bravely tackle wrangling my in-law's yellow lab while pushing the stroller? The dog walkers seem to keep their regular schedules.
How can I keep driveway conversations going, or invite neighbors inside when everyone seeks to hide from the heat?