Before having a little one I could safely say that I was quite “indoorsy”. Mr K. loves being outside and finding adrenaline filled things to do, but I enjoy the quieter things and would rarely put myself out of my Comfort zone. I would try different things so Mr K. and I could do things together but if I didn’t have to I wouldn’t push myself……..until now.
Having a baby has given me a push to try different things. I feel that I need to show the Little Lady to be brave and not be afraid of something different.
When the weather is cold and blustery I generally prefer the hunker down in the warm option but the Little Lady loves to be outside no matter what. So now I don my thermals (yes, I get cold very easily) and waterproofs and off we go. When we go swimming (The Little Lady has swimming lessons, which I will write a post about at some point) I really dislike getting my face wet, but the Little Lady loves to splash, so I let her splash me and I will even go under the water to keep her entertained. Maybe a couple of the biggest things (for me) that I have done involve food and creepy crawlies, not together but who knows there is still plenty of time for that. I have a bit of an issue with the texture of fruit (that sentence makes me sound really weird) I think it stems from being forced to eat apple at pre-school when I didn’t like it… do you buy that? Nope? Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I don’t want her to see that it freaks me out a little, so I allow her to try lots of different fruits, handle them and sometimes I will even attempt to eat them with her, all in the hope that she won’t end up with some of the same oddities as me. The other day I even managed to pick up a big spider, not in my hand I must add, but in a dustpan. I did have my back to the Little Lady so she couldn’t see that my eyes were like saucers with fear, the main thing was that I got rid of it rather than trapping it and waiting for Mr. K. to get home.
I’m not sure if what I’m doing will help her but if nothing else I will be a little bit braver.