Posted by Fitz

Caifornia Sea Lion

Boomerang, age 3, Mystic Aquarium

Last Friday, I emailed my husband.  He would have panicked if he could have seen me in that moment, all crazy-eyed and manic, but luckily I spared him the site so he could focus on the words:

“What are we doing this weekend?  If we spend one more day doing errands and playing in the house, I will officially blow my brains out!”

To avoid the above scenario and the mess it would indubitably cause, we did a quick brainstorm of what we could do in the area that would be fun for us all and came up with a day jam-packed with The Mystic Aquarium, Friendly’s, the Tanger outlets at Westbrook, and home in time for dinner.  It was so nice to have a break in routine, and to see The Bean have so much fun looking at the fish and the sea lions (Coco was her favorite).  The day served as a pleasant reminder that we can’t let the daily grind get the best of us because of the temperature, and that the onus is on us to create some fun as we wait for these long, cold days to pass. 

In that spirit, here are some of our favorite things to do.  These are Connecticut hot spots (for kids), but no matter where you live, I’m sure you can find something similar.  Enjoy, and let us know what you do to relieve the cabin fever!

Don’t forget to check out, too, for all sorts of things to do with your little one in any season.