Re: What do you do during the day to stay sane?
07-05-2013 12:29 PM
It's so nice to see that other stay at home moms know exactly what you are feeling and going through
Some days are harder than others and then there seem to be weeks at a time where you might lose your mind! I have been there!
One thing I do is rotate toys, take all of your child's toys and divide them into three piles. Hide two piles away and when she seems bored with one pile, pull out the next pile and let her play with those for a few weeks.
Explore with her and some finger paint. Get a big paper and put on the kitchen floor and let her get all craxy with the paint. throw her in the tub after and sit with her there while she plays. If you only put a few inches of water in the tub, she has enough to play with while you get some reading done (as long as you are sitting right there next to her)
I know it's hard at times, but I have found that if I spend the first half of the day playing and keeping kids busy, the other half is a little easier.
Don't forget that this time is just a small amount of time when you look at the big picture. Before you know it she will be grown and you will have more time than you know what to do with. Some things even have to be put on the back burner.
Take care and hang in there!