See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
I just joined this site today and am really looking forward to getting some great fun and info out of it.
So, my daughter will be turning 4 in Oct. and literally everyday she asks me and dad (when he's home) to play with her. I've been home with her since she was born and now that she's older she's requiring more attention. I do quite a bit of playtime with her through out the day but she just wants me constanlty. I will play and spend some time with her then let her know that I will be going to prepare breakfast, cook, even use the restroom and she cries and says "no" stay with me. Any suggestions, ideas on how I can deal with this situation??
I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and though I feel a bit more fatigued then before :) I still take her to park, play outdoors, meet with playdates, and she's even in Preschool 2x's week (half day only.) I feel we spend a lot of ALONE time having fun but still not enogh time for her to allow me to do things for myself, around the house, etc, without constantly repeating "mommy play with me". Please share ideas with me, I'm desperate to try anything. I love her and just want to do what's sane for both of us!
I've been allowing her to watch a cartoon or movie at least 2hrs throughout the day just so I can recharge and be myself again and do the "necessities" around the house. Though, at times I feel guilty but I don't know what else to do.
I ask her to help with organizing, cleaning, cooking when we are at home, sometimes she contributes and other times she doesn't and she just wants me to come play with her. I feel so great when she does contribute because we spend time together and at same time we have a clean house with food to eat!! :)
Ok, sorry for this long post. Looking forward to some great responses!