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21 Days Of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun
Day 9: Walk Through The Past
There’s nothing more exciting than sharing all of your childhood experiences with your kid. On today’s edition of 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun, we’re taking it back to the good old days.
A Car (or some sort of transportation)
A random town that you can pretend is your hometown
Today’s fun is brought to you by all of your childhood memories.
Grab you little one, strap them into the car seat, and drag them to all of the places you enjoyed as a kid. Your library, your favorite park, the ice cream parlor, the candy shop, and your school playground. That little coffee shop you use to study at. The mall where you met your friends on the weekend. Yes, all of those places you are afraid to run in to people. Take your kid there and parade them around like the proud mother you are. “Look at my baby!”
To set up this activity, head to your hometown and indulge in all of the favorite things you use to enjoy as a kid. Don’t live near your town, spend the cash you don’t have and get your self there. Too broke? Find the cutest, tiniest, most boring town and pretend it’s your hometown. What’s the difference, right?
Your toddler wont know and you’ll have a blast exploring a new town. Mix it up a bit and walk up to a stranger, scream in delight, embrace them in a big hug, yell how excited you are to see them again, introduce them to your tot (you can make up a fake name for safety,) tell them you can’t wait to see them again and high-tail your ass out of there before they get a chance to speak. So fun!!!
What To Expect
If you do get a chance to explore your old hometown, avoid as many run-in’s as you can, or don’t, whatever. Let your baby loose in the park you spent most of your time at as a child. Let hem chase the squirrels and the birds. Let them roll around in the grass and play in the pond.
Take them to your favorite ice cream shop and order your favorite childhood ice cream. They don’t care, it’s fricken ice cream. Unless it’s like butter pecan, then order chocolate and say it was your favorite. Babies don’t eat butter pecan, what the hell is wrong with you? Why are you so weird?
Take It In
Take a ton of pictures and show them to your baby when they grow into an adult. Relish in the fun and familiarity of hominess while your tots has the time of their lives. Then, when they fall asleep in the car, go drive by your old house and reminisce about all the crap you had to deal with from your family members. No wonder you moved away. Get the hell out of there.
Don’t forget to drive by your high school on your way out. That will be fun…
I would love to hear about your Walk Through The Past. Drop your funny and realistic stories below in the comments.
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