Help! It’s winter, and I can’t get out. It’s been snowy, icy, and bitterly cold, and I need ideas of things to do with NewGirl. I feel like winter has held us hostage in our own home. We do take walks whenever possible, but it’s been too snowy or bitterly cold even for walks lately. I’ve been to the mall more times than I’d like to count. NewGirl loves it — she loves watching people, the lights, and moving billboard ads — but it’s driving me crazy. We’ve visited friends and family, and make an event out of a routine trip to the grocery store, but I still need winter activity ideas with my baby.
All the organized types of activities, like Gymboree, seem to reserve their weekends for older children. Classes for infants are held only on the weekdays when I’m at work. I suppose we could go to the aquarium, museums, and the like, but it seems a waste of the admissions fee just to do what amounts to people watching. I have found one local toy store that has a music hour on Saturdays, and I’ve done that whenever it doesn’t conflict with naptime, but does anyone else have ideas for good indoor baby fun?