We recently got a laptop computer, we haven't even had one in the house since before my daugher was born. She is 2 1/2 now. I have been enjoying this site and checking in with friends on facebook and twitter. I usually try to sit in the same room with my daughter while she colors or watches her leapfrog dvds and plays with her toys whenever I do this. I have been told that I am being selfish for taking this time away from my daughter. Do you have an opinion on this? Am I selfish? I don't go anywhere outside of the home that I don't also take her, I don't have a social life except through here. I try to stay up after she goes to bed to do some of this, but, I do need to sleep, if I don't get enough sleep then I feel worse the next day and feel like I don't give her 100%. So, staying up late after she goes to bed makes less sense to me. She only naps for any hour if at all so, I usually have household chores to do at that time. Any thoughts, suggestions?
Answer by ChanQ at 1:22 PM on Mar. 19, 2011
Your life doesn't end when you have a child. If she is safe and sound and does her things (like watching TV, colouring, etc.) than why on the Earth you couldn't do your stuff if you are in the house, she is safe and sound and she is doing her thing anyway. If you can keep the balance to be with her and do your own things than I don't see any problem with that. Children needs some alone time as well as parents during the day.
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