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To hate the its nice weather so you must be outside brigade

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Arrowfanatic Sun 21-Apr-19 10:03:33

I'll start with a bit of back story. As kids if the sun poked out even a little bit mum was in the garden & we had to be as well. We were not allowed back indoors except to use the bathroom all day and i have memories of feeling unwell from the heat and like i couldnt escape.

Now as an adult i enjoy nice weather but equally i dont feel the need to have to be out in it. My kids enjoy being inside as well, but they can come and go as they please too so they might take themselves off to the park or draw in the garden.

However it's amazing how many times I've been told "you should be outside with the kids, the weather is lovely" to the point that i feel guilty that we're not outside.

Add to this i get horrific, debilitating hayfever so outside can be painful....literally & my children are all very pale redheads so i worry they'll burn despite sun cream.

I actually quite liked last summer as because it was sunny for so long my mum especially let off some of the pressure of saying we should be outside as the weather was here to stay. But now we're expecting rain again in a few days shes shocked I've told me kids they can have a movie day indoors as thats what they've asked for.

mabelsgarden Sun 21-Apr-19 20:22:53


I know I misread the OP coz I'm a eejit!!!

I did say sorry, a few posts before yours! grin

TheGoogleMum Sun 21-Apr-19 20:28:08

Yanbu I have too have been made to feel guilty for not appreciating nice weather. I'm not that big an outdoors person it's nice sometimes but I don't really want to go out just for the sake of it. The other day I visited my mother and she made a point to hold the baby out in the sun saying it would do her good. We go out nearly every day I didn't like the implication we never go out but also she's too little for full sun really

FirstDateHelpForOldie Sun 21-Apr-19 20:58:47

Am I the only one with a child who hates hot weather and doesn't want to play out, go to the park or do anything in this weather?

senbei Sun 21-Apr-19 21:17:05

Am I the only one with a child who hates hot weather and doesn't want to play out, go to the park or do anything in this weather?

I hated hot weather as a child! My favourite holidays were always the ones where we went to <5°C places, and all beach vacations would usually be met with sulking and pretentious umbrella-holding so I wouldn't "melt". I don't even burn so there was really no good reason for that. Terrible behaviour in retrospect, I know. Sorry mum and dad!

Shopperami Mon 22-Apr-19 15:15:19

Every time it’s sunny I feel I should be outside.

Shopperami Mon 22-Apr-19 16:24:46

especially when everyone else is.

twocats335 Mon 22-Apr-19 16:30:36

Yanbu op. My mum is the same - nice weather so must go out for the day and tut tut if we don't. Dd1 has eczema and her skin hates too much sun!

BelleSausage Mon 22-Apr-19 16:31:36

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun!


When I lived in Spain most people went indoors for the hottest part of the day to relax in the cool. I prefer to be out in the early morning before it gets too hot and then after 6 when it has cooled down again. No one needs to be out all day in the direct sun. It is madness.

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