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For some reason, I'm starting to get all paranoid about my parenting style. Here's the latest manifestation:
DH works most evenings during the week, taking our one car with him. DD and I have gotten in to the habit, when the weather is nice, of just walking around the neighborhood. She loves dogs and is getting to know lots of them. Sometimes we run into neighbors and she'll play with the kids, sometimes we just walk and look at things, and sometimes we end up at a store or park. It just depends. We usually do this from when DH leaves until about half hour before "bedtime," so about 2-3 hours per evening.
I was talking about this with someone who said that was "too much walking around" for a 19 mo old. What the heck does that mean?
I carry her a lot of the time, and if she gets nervous around a person or dog, of course I pick her up. But she seems to be having a great time. She burns off some energy, she's not cooped up in the house, and I get some fresh air and exercise, too. If she looks like she's tired we easily head home within minutes.
Is there any reason I should revisit this routine? Am I just letting people get to me?
Trying to be a joyful Catholic wife and mama, and taking it one day at a time!