Dawn - posted on 08/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm new to staying at home. I left a great job after nearly six years because I missed my daughter and wanted to be there for her to watch her grow up and be supportive. She's three. I knew it would be a tough transition for me, but I'm happy with how it's gone so far.
What I wasn't prepared for is the occasional boredom. I know every moment isn't going to thrill me. I just had all these ideas of what I wanted to do with her - places to go, activities to try, people to meet... We've done some of it, but what I've found is that she's a total homebody, just like her dad. She doesn't want to go anywhere. I have to bribe her just to go to the park. She enjoys it once she's there, but getting there is so difficult and sometimes I give up because I want her to be happy and I don't want us to argue over silly things.
And the activities she chooses for herself bore me sometimes. We do lots of things we both like, but then she'll ask me to play Barbies and My Little Ponies with her. Sometimes, I just can't bring myself to do it. I suggest other things, but that's what she wants to do and there's no talking her out of it. I'm 34! I stopped playing with Barbies and Ponies a long time ago! It's weird, too, because I like playing with the stuffed animals and dolls, playing doctor, playing family, etc. it's just the girly girl stuff that seems so boring to me.
I realize this sounds trivial. I just want to know if any of you get bored with some of the things your kids want to do and how you handle it?
Thanks in advance!