The English Weather and Baby Budgeting

English Weather and Baby Budgeting

I absolutely adore England but I used to think the weather was a bit rubbish. I love sunshine, clear, crisp, bright fresh days, a little playing –with-you breeze and lots of blue sky.  You would find me inside if the sun wasn’t shining, a bit down in the dumps if it drizzled. Whingy in the winter when it was cold. I wasn’t very hardy. If I could get the children dispatched to school by courier services uk on a rainy dauy I probably would. (kidding!!!)

I thought it would be expensive to have children in this country because you would hardly ever be able to play outside.

When I first had my son and he was about 6 months old I twigged that fresh air helped him sleep and trips outside stimulated him no matter what the weather.  I had to lose my ‘bad weather blues.’

Playing in the rain

Photo credit: London Looks

An old lady told me that ‘when you have kids you have to just get on with it where the weather is concerned and to get fresh air regardless.’ I have to say this was probably one of the VERY best bits of advice I was ever given, Simple but quite true.

Kids do need fresh air and exercise that’s true and so do mums. Four walls and lack of movement doesn’t do much for anyone’s emotional health and wellbeing. My single best financial investment in the toddler years was waterproof elasticated trousers for my son and wellies for us both. We went on parks even when it rained. I didn’t care f he jumped about in puddles or rolled in the mud. We could go anywhere! My Tesco rainmac has been worn more times than any other item of clothing I own over the last 8 years or so.

We go out grinning knowing the cold can be beaten by layers of clothing and a hot chocolate on our return. Rain PAH! We have umbrellas and it gives us puddles! The wind blows kites and the storms are fun to watch. The English weather is a bit like a huge drama. You’ve got to roll with it and expect lots of ups and downs and scene changes. Teach your children and yourselves to enjoy it all.

 

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5 Comments

  1. July 2, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    I used to feel the same way as you about the weather, but I have to agree it doesn’t bother me these days. We went for a walk in the drizzle today and it was actually really refreshing and the kids didn’t mind at all. Love the wellies in the picture btw!

  2. Becky
    Author
    July 2, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    They are so cute theres something about wellies I love. i think its their silly name

  3. Carolina J.
    July 3, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    What a great post! Thanks!

  4. sarah
    July 4, 2012 / 11:39 am

    Totally agree that getting out does mummies and kiddies good – whatever the weather. However, when it is teaming down, or you need to get a few jobs done and stay in then check out gettingstuckin.co.uk .. just launched this week and packed full of ideas, best buys and tips for indoor fun with the kids, all tried and tested by me and my 5 year old twins.

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