Today was a little bit warm (50-something and windy) so the kids and I enjoyed walking to the playground and swinging, climbing and sliding for an hour or so. The sky was so blue and it was such a lovely surprise to have a playground day in December, it felt great to be outside.
I love the idea of getting kids outside to play every day, no matter what the conditions. But for me, when it's below freezing or raining hard, I tend to keep mine inside. I think having the right gear is the most important factor, and I've tried to get great, warm, waterproof winter gear for this winter. But my two-year old won't always keep his mittens on or wear his hat. I hope it will get a little easier every year, as my kids understand that they need their warm clothes on and they can tell me when they're getting too cold.
Anyway, I was glad it was so easy to play outside today! It's so good for us to get fresh air, exercise, sunshine and a dose of nature.
In other news, I'm still working on getting more sleep, and I'm up to an average of 7 hours per night. That's a great improvement from 6 - 6.5 hours! To continue to improve, I'm going to take part in this virtual sleep summit. It's free and it runs this Thursday through Sunday. There will be presentations from experts in several fields, giving advice on ways to get more and better sleep. They'll be talking about food, exercise, hypnosis, Ayurveda, magnesium, essential oils, and more. I think you can just listen to the presentations that interest you. Some are kind of woo-woo. :) Want to join me? I plan to listen to everything. You never know what might click.