I just don't know what I did wrong. My son use to be able to play by himself and not even want me around now he won't leave me alone. He follows me everywhere I go. Then the baby thinks he needs to be held all day long. I can never get anything done around here. I don't ever get a chance to scrapbook because he follows me into my scrap room then destroys it. I can't get my house clean because he is right there either trying to help which sometimes is help but more often then not is just a pain in my ass and it takes even longer to get it done. This is seriously starting to bug me. I want to play with all my friends on here. I want to not live in a messy house. Its starting to depress me a little. 

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:12 PM Well it's hard to have any advice not knowing the age of your children, but I am sending good thoughts your way. I know it is hard but believe me before you know it they will be quite big and these days will be a memory.

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:18 PM

This is one of many phases of childhood, it will pass.  Try to get him interested in other things. More than likely he is just bored. 

As for holding the baby, you need to put it down or you will be carrying it when it's five, trust me!  They need to have alone time, sometimes they cry, it won't kill them.

You sound like you need some alone time too, try to work some in for you even if you have to get a sitter now and then.   Mothers need a break too, or you will go bonkers!

Trust me when they grow up and leave you all alone... never call, never stop by... their friends are the only cool people in the world you will look back on these years and think, man I should have done something for myself too.

Read my book,  "God Some Instructions Would Have Been NIce..." It's about raising two boys 19 years alone.... It's written for humor!!!  Trust me after you read it you will see motherhood in a whole different light! HA~! (On Amazon)

Relax mommy, you'll make it!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:38 PM Sara, just be happy that they are normal healthy boys. K. It could be alot worse, I have seen sick babies first hand and it is very sad. Just let them tear it up. They just want your attention and soon enough they will go away and you will be sad about that. Do you need me to help you think of a way to occupy Noah, I will try. He just finds that what you are doing must be fun cuz you want to do it so bad. lol. The baby is just a baby and they are a huge handful. But one day they will grow up and want nothing to do with you and you will be begging for their attention! I love you. Be happy K

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:47 PM LOL.....I remember those days.  Once the baby is old enough to truly play with Noah, they will barely bother you.  Don't worry, it will come before you know it.  My son Mikey went through that stage too, and I think Matty did also.  It actually doesn't last too long....just long enough to drive you nuts. 

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:13 PM I have the same feeling.... I spent an hour cleaning this morning and after one phone conversation with my mom I turn around and the house is destroyed again! I hope this phase goes away soon!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Ahhhhh... THE JOYS OF BEING A MOMMY!!!  Just relax, and you'll get to it some day... LOL.. They will be all grown up before you know it, then you will be wandering WHERE THEY ARE?  Mine are 10 & 8, they don't follow me anymore, and I miss all the hugging and cuddling we used to do when they were little.  Now, all I ever do is breaking up arguments between the 2 of them about who's gonna get on the computer 1st, who's gonna take their shower 1st.. and on & on.  When they are getting along, they are up to no good jumping on the beds and making their rooms a mess. 

Get used to having a messy house.. that's the way  it is with kids most of the time.  I do believe in teaching them to clean up after themselves and you have to stay on them constantly, but I think it will pay off!  Good Luck.. I know when mine were little I hardly ever got any scrapping done, had to do it when they were sleeping.

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