I have 3 kids and it seems like there is never enough hours in my day to spend individual time with them I feel aweful about it. Does anyone else have this problem?Answer Question
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:29 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by pregoagain2010 at 11:41 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
It's Mommy guilt, and it's normal. I don't get as much one on one time with my kids as I would like, but I do try to make a point to squeeze some in from time to time. Sometimes I take one to the store and leave the other two at home with Daddy, sometimes I take off a day or half-day from work to spend a little time with just one of my kids, and sometimes I spend a few minutes with whoever stays awake longer or gets up first in the morning. I also bathe the little ones separately sometimes so I can talk and sing with them while they take a bath. I think it's those little moments that matter...you don't have to spend huge amounts of one on one time to have special bonding experiences.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 11:46 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by tnm786 at 11:46 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
I have 5 kids and I don't worry about it. When the kids want my attention they come to me. They don't need me to spend 1 on 1 time with them every day. We have separate lives. They spend their days at school or playing outside with their friends and I spend my day doing whatever it is I need doing.
Just like when I was a kid. I don't remember my mom making special time just for me or my brother. If we needed her attention we went to her otherwise we did our own things and it worked just fine. I never felt neglected growing up.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:55 AM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by lilydoyle at 1:23 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by JoLee12345 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 8, 2010
Answer by Sarah26 at 10:32 PM on Jan. 12, 2011