Vanessa - posted on 01/08/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I'm a stay at home Mom with two great kids, a 3 year old girl who stays home and 5 year old boy who attends a Mothers Day Out 2 days a week. I nursed them till they turned 2.5, and me and my husband nurtured them out of love and joy and thinking they'd feel safe and secure enough to become independent little people. But now with my daughter almost 4 and my son almost 6 they seem unable to entertain themselves for longer than 10 minutes. Even while writing this, my daughter in on the floor upset that she can't be on my lap. I'm getting frustrated and feeling smothered. They're both very verbal and constantly want to talk. I love answering their questions and want them to feel heard, but who can hold a conversation all day long? I'm lacking space to do things like clean up the house and just maintain basic life necessities. I can't seem to find that balance. I've tried to set limits which they can't seem to accept without getting their feelings hurt, such as "Mommy has to do grown up things right now." So am I asking too much from them? Or maybe I'm doing too much for them. I just don't know. Have you ever felt this way? What did you do?