It is too hot for ds to sleep in his room. The back garden (which his room overlooks) gets sun all day, whereas the front garden is shaded by the house until early evening.
I have closed the driveway gate (must remember to open it again before dh comes home!) and I have left the living room windows open, and the front door so I can see and hear anything that goes on in the front garden when I need to pop inside for cake and ice cream and ds is sleeping in the pram.
Am I a bad parent? Or is this still ok to do? I have had comments from passing old ladies about how it brings back memories for them!
Dd spent all day out in our garden yesterday, she was in the shade and had a fly net over her. Her pram is out there again today and she has just come in for a feed and will go back out when she is ready for a sleep. I would say good parenting, but she is in the back garden, however if you are out there with him, no probs, enjoy the sun!
My granny used to wheel the pram over the road (Lewisham, 50s) and leave my mum/aunt/uncle there for hours at a time to 'watch the trees' while she tidied/cooked/drank a cup of tea gin . None of them got nicked.
Sounds totally normal to me but i grew up in norfolk. There keeping your kid in during the summer was akin to stealing another mans tractor or kicking a puppy. Just wish i had a garden here. Am off to sit in the park with dd as my flat appears to be hotter than the sun today.
my mum used to let me run naked round my nans front garden back in the 80s no probs and i hardly ever need blusher cos ive got lovely ruddy cheecks DD used to be outside at her nans when we lived down south cant really do it here tho i miss it