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When my first son (now 4) was a toddler, I thought nothing of popping him in the car to go to do a 40-mile round-trip jaunt to the zoo or children's museum. Now driving 4 miles to the YMCA feels like a splurge. My MO for him (at least in the morning) was to go, go, go.
Now I feel compelled to changes my ways and stay closer to home. And it's not just about the money. We are on a tight budget but my dad sent us a little $ specifically for gas so I could take the boys on some outings this summer. I will probably go places on some days, but make up for it by not using the car at all on others. I just can't go back to driving as much as I used to.
It feels good--my boys are learning to wander around the house making their own fun, and I have to be more creative dreaming up things for them to do. But it can also be hard, and I get lazy and spend too much time on MDC .
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