does your community have a car share? its a really great program where folks share vehicles~ sign up for times etc. and i think pay a low monthly fee to cover costs. when my ds was young (untill he was almst 3) we didnt have a car either. we biked everywhere. and took the bus. our stop was pretty far from the house as well so i either walked it, or rode my bike, pulling him in a trailer, then locked up the bike near the stop and busses around from there. when your child is older you can get one of those seats that goes on the bike, then it really gets easy. my other thought, can you get involved with other mama groups and have the moms give you rides to and from the gatherings? believe me, you arent the only bored, lonely sahm around. when i found 2 other mamas feeling the same way, we got together often. it was nice to have a grown up to sit around with while the kiddos played or whatever. i had a friend who picked us up almst every day and we had a picnic at the park. our kids were young and not really playing, but it was more for us. i want to suggest crafts, but that is not the kind of thing thats easy with a baby around. could you bake with him on your back in a sling? perhaps you could volonteer and again, explain that you need a ride~ most places will try to arrange it. hang in there mama, and try a bike!
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6/10/09 at 2:50pm