I am so sorry if you read the title of this post and thought I was going to give you advice. Nope. No advice today.
But, if you are someone who was looking for advice on that topic, I can give you something else. Empathy.
I am in that place where I LOVE being home, I love my two little munchkins bunches and bunches. However, the days can get realllllllllllllllllllly long.
I am struggling by dinner time. Those days that Greg is at the station and I am home with the kids for 26 hours without a break. Yeah, those are the days that just seem to stretch on and on.
How to survive the long days? I’m not sure. I am about 99.9% sure that both my children are extroverts, meaning they get energy from being around people. So when it is them and me, all day long, without break; well, they don’t seem to do too well.
I’ve tried the park, but with a toddler and an infant who has just started walking, it is difficult. I have to keep my eye on Gracie because she wants to jump off the top of that thing. Then Benjamin, climbs up and looks down from the bridge and I pray that I don’t blink at the wrong moment. (They get their extrovert tendencies from me and their risk taking from their daddy – the firefighter) Walks don’t really tire them out, so what’s a mama to do? We can only go to Costco so many times during the week before people start getting suspicious of our many visits to the sample counters.
Mamas, Grandmamas, Daddies and teenage babysitters – give me advice. How do I survive these crazy long days, while enjoying the moments with my little ones?