Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"How To" with Twins: A Walk in the Park

Do you miss the days when you could just throw on your shoes
and grab your husbands (boyfriends, partners)
hand and stroll down the sidewalk?
 
I know I do.
 
We've had a little practice in this department.
Here is what we've learned to make spontaneous after meal,
evening sunset, or anytime walks happen.
1. Always keep the diaper bag packed and ready to go.
Of course you need different things for beach vs. hiking vs. shopping, but
having a good supply of diapers, wipes, sippy cups, and distracting toys available makes it so there is little to grab when you want to GO!
2. Keep an open mind.
No matter where you go or how long you're gone, the fresh air is going to benefit everyone. We go stir crazy inside our apartment, and that usually happens by 9:00 am. If you keep your mind open and loose you're bound to enjoy yourself more, and find benefit for yourself (and everyone involved).
3. Wear Good Shoes
Sounds so obvious, right? Wrong! I can't count on two hands because it's happened more often than I'd like to admit the number of times I've thought I'd be fine in flat-soled flip flops and wanted to cut the walks short because of it. Boyscout-up and go prepared, wouldja?
4. Enjoy
Ah, this also sounds so simple but many times our heads are full of gunk from the daily grind and before we know if we've wasted a gorgeous family stroll thinking about something not worth our time. Free your mind and enjoy the ones you love, they might not always be available for a stroll.

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun time! Your twins are so cute!

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  2. Found you on TALU. Your boys are GORGEOUS!! I can't wait until mine is walking and we can do some of these things!

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  3. So very well put. When mine were little we had a packed large diaper bag always in our vehicle.It was so nice to just just grab the kids and just go without having to spend time packing anything.

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  4. Well stated! And cute pictures too!

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