Any other SAHMs feel bad you don't get kids out of the house daily?

Renae - posted on 06/24/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




I'm a sahm of a 3 year old & 5 month old. I feel terrible that I don't get my kids out of the house daily, esp the 3 year old. Do kids really need daily outings at this age or are they happy to just play at home with toys & in the back yard?


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Emma - posted on 06/24/2013




Being in the back yard is outside & counts as good things for your children :) I think it is good to give them outdoors, but you don't need to go overboard!
When mine were that age I used to take walks or go the library or play outside or meet at friends houses. They don't need extravagant daily outings! As long as you & your little ones are happy there's no need to feel terrible!

Denikka - posted on 06/24/2013




They do get daily outings if they're out in the backyard :P
I hae a 4yr old and a 2yr old and I know how you feel. We rent and the people upstairs have taken over our backyard and made it unusable for us (lots of *nice* things out there, plants, etc. They get grumpy if one of us adults is out there and we've had issues with having the kids out there even before they did the work XP Supposed to be split 50/50 but its just not worth the hassle)
There's a park/school less than a 5 minute walk away, but, especially recently, the kids haven't really even been over there all that much. Being almost full term pregnant, I just can't chase them around, and hubby has been working out of town for the past couple weeks. Weekend have been rainy and gross, so even that's been out XP

I say that as long as your kids are happy, I wouldn't worry too much, especially if they have a backyard to play in :) I don't think there are all that many parents who are able and/or willing to take their kids off to the park for a couple hours every single day without fail. Sometimes life happens, especially with a little one, and you can only get out once in a week, sometimes less than that. I'm sure your kids are doing just fine :)

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