Spring sprung here a few weeks ago, which in Michigan means lots of alternating rain and sunshine. When the weather is nice, Nikolai has been chomping at the bit to get out and play! Miri still naps a lot, and sometimes I'm disinclined to move her so that I can go outside with Niko. As such, we've started letting him play outside (either right in front of or right behind our apartment) by himself.
The jury's still out on if we're comfortable with this arrangement or not. On one, hand it's very convenient for him to be able to play outside by himself, and he gets a lot more outside time than he would if I always had to be out with him. On the other hand, while I feel our neighborhood is very safe, I'm still concerned about his safety. I'm right inside, and I come to the window every few minutes to peek out at him, but still.
Friends, what do you think? Is he too young, maybe? Conversely, how do you talk to your kids about stranger danger? Give me all your advice!