Does any other moms feel like there toddlers love there grandparents more then you as the ''mom''?

Pyragrl - posted on 04/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Since me and my husband both are going to school full time right now we don't get to see our 1 year old son all day. He is with the grandparents all day and that his who he spends all his time with. i feel like he is resenting me now and I don't know what to do. I know I sound like a new mom and I'm sure other mom's have to go through this too but I just want some real advice how I can spend more time with him. I only get Friday, sat and sun with him. Most people have to work Mon-Fri and I understand that but I just don't want him to be hooked to grandma so what do I do in this situation??

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Medic - posted on 04/16/2012

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Both my husband and I are in school. We are home a lot but we do end up missing things. We homeshool our oldest and my parents help out with that. Kids go through phases where they pick and choose who they want and who they push away. Some days are mommy days, some are daddy days and some are grandparent days. I know it hurts but do not let it get to you. I feel for parents that are gone most of the week because with our job fields we only work 12-14 days a month but we are gone ALL day. (like 12-24 hours) One year olds are just starting to figure out their independence and how to assert that and they do not realize they are hurting your feelings. My 2 year old is very vocal about who she wants and when and I know she does not intend to hurt others but she does. Just keep doing what your doing and do not let your feelings get hurt.

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Pyragrl - posted on 04/16/2012

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So (medic mommy), You work all the time? Do they push you away when you get home? It doesn't feel good when they start doing that and I don't know of many other activities to do if he doesn't seem interested in me. I take him to the park on the weekends when I can but I'm also tired and have to study as well.

Medic - posted on 04/16/2012

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Don't feel bad I swear my 5 year old and 2 year old love their grandparents more and they see them a couple of times a month. They talk on the phone with them daily and all I hear about is how wonderful papaw is and how fantastic grandma is. I don't think it is just your son or because you both go to school.....grandparents are always the coolest things since sliced bread and we will always just be boring mom and dad.

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