First off PLEASE no bashing, I have become really depressed about this.....
Im a sahm & I have a ds thats 2.5 yrs old & a dd that is 9months old. My dh is wanting me to put our ds in a daycare a few times a week bc I have no time for myself. I personally dont mind that. But my dh works on a rig so hes gone every other week for 7 days, so Im home alone with the kids. I really dont want to put him in a day care bc we live out in the country about 45mins away from the nearest daycare & I never have anything to do in town. All of my family is very old & cant take him to watch him even for a little while. But my point is that as the years are passin by so fast he will soon be startin school in 2 yrs & I dont know if I will be able to handel it. & I have no friends with younger kids to talk to this about. He never stays anywhere over nite or even to play. I knw its my fault that hes stuck to my hip. I just feel like crying...
Asked by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by katiekruschke at 3:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2009
I think 2.5 is way too young to go to daycare just to do it. So I don't think you're a bad mom at all. Young children are very time consuming so it's hard to find time for you. But taking the toddler still leaves you with an infant. You still wouldn't have time to yourself. If you're not ready or comfortable sending him so far, then it's not time. He still has time to adjust and when he does start school, they try to help the children adjust as well. So don't panic. You don't need to force socialization right now.Talk to your DS about being nice and making friends and how fun they are. Keep home time educational. I recently moved and had to leave my playgroup so I looked for kid businesses. Most indoor fun places have mornings set aside just for toddlers a few times a week and it's not much money.
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