Gina - posted on 07/12/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
My 2.5 year old boy seems miserable at home with me! he quickly gets bored and only seems to thrive and have geniune fun when we go out and he gets to socialize with other children. He can go on for hours playing and doesn't seem to care wether I'm there or not when we do. This has led me to seriously reconsider my initial decision to be a stay at home mother until he is ready for Kindergarten. I do go out of my way to keep him entertained throughout the day, but apparently my companionship/play style just isn't enough for a kid as social and active as mine, I honestly didn't think this would happen so soon, but I guess every kid is different.
It's gotten to the point where I almost feel guilty for not sending him to daycare/preschool. We do attend Mommy & Me twice a week for 2 hours but it just isn't enough, the rest of the days/time we go to parks/malls etc. but I notice that when he tries to reach out and play with other children they reject or ignore him and sometimes are mean to him, I guess this is because children, much like adults don't warm up to others unless they see each other and share time on a daily basis (work, volunteering, religious activities etc). So I've come to the conclusion that daycare might be the answer since he would have the same group of kids to play with on a daily basis. Any opinions or advice would be appreciated from other moms!