Cabin fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in, in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period (as in a simple country vacation cottage during a long rain or snow). Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow or dark.
The phrase is also used humorously to indicate simple boredom from being home alone (OR WITH TWO CHILDREN WHO CANNOT SPEAK YET!)1] The term was first recorded in 1918. Other references have the term in use at least to 1906. An 1820 reference is to an actual fever, common in Ireland, resulting from eating watery potatoes during wet years.
Yep... This is us!! So, today I wrapped the boys up and out the door we went to Westmont Yard! What a great spot for kiddos, especially ones like my Michael. Bouncy houses, indoor soccer field with balls galore. Two story jungle gym with all sorts of new places for him to explore. William was content just hanging out. I think he is a little jealous that his brother gets to do all of these great things because he knows how to walk! Today was a good day. We needed that! Any day now SPRING!!