Windy days are not to be wasted indoors.
However when it is cold and windy, and you have a new baby that is still overwhelmed with things like wind and bright light, then you have to stay inside.
But we also have a boy who is fascinated with the wind. How do I know this?
One of his first verbal declarations was, "Oh its windy". (We had just moved from England, so no surprises there).
K has always enjoyed watching and chasing his hats blown away by the wind. He gave me a confused, inquiring look when he saw the wind causing ripples in a puddle in the park last week (priceless for a kid who doesn't look at you much!).
He likes holding himself against the wind with his arms out.
Pinwheels spin. Enough said.
There are various Curious George episodes (obsession) that include Curious George being flown away via balloons, kites or something.
Like many autistic kids he likes to watch things fall (what is it??).
We live on a really high floor. (The downstairs guy is nice enough to leave a bag of our belongings outside our door). Don't stress, there is a huge padlock on the door and he is never outside unsupervised.
Last week we had a mad windy day here in Toronto (like highway-sections-closed-impossible-to-control-child-plus-stroller windy) and found ourselves stuck at home early morning. All I had were plastic bags. And then there was....
Crazy, wildly flapping plastic bag kite-like-thingy attached to a string and a very happy boy trying to control it.
(He actually wanted them to fly away, and let one bag go, proclaiming "Oh no, it fly away like a curious George"), but was warned he would be taken back inside and deprived of crazy flapping shopping bag if he let any bags go in to the atmosphere.
We have repeated this on other days with different bags since then (but not with as much success on that one crazy windy day).