February is hard.
Honestly, I could stop right there.
I enjoy the first 2 weeks of February. We decorate the house in all of the pink and the sparkles and the hearts. But once February 15th hits, the attitude of my house takes a shift. 2/15-2/28 are hands down the longest 2 weeks of the year. Between the cold temps (which we are all over) and the germs, the Lewis family just kind of shuts down during these long 14 days.
Knowing it was coming, I tried to be a little proactive this year. I have been reading a lot about Hygge, which is the Danish concept of creating cozy atmospheres that promote wellbeing. I've tried my stay at home mom hardest to create a comfortable environment in our home, since we are pretty much in these 4 walls every. single. day. Lots of soft blankets, books, and lavender diffusing in each corner. I've gotta say- it's pretty nice. There are few times during the the year that I promote laziness, but these 14 days are well deserving of curling up together and trying our hardest to enjoy cabin fever.
That said.... my kids are 5 and 2, so there is only so much cuddling they can handle. In those cases, I've turned to Pinterest to find some (low maintenance) indoor activities that won't drive us all nuts. And miraculously, most of them turned out successful.
Wishing you all good luck as we march through these last days of the month.