Sarah - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )
I start working this Monday. But, since June, I've been home with my son every day (I know, boo-hoo). The problem is that my son is seemly clueless when it comes to entertaining himself. If I send him to his room to play by himself for a bit, the door will open within three seconds of him going in (I swear, it's a given) with him saying that he needs to go potty. I've clocked it. The longest he has played on his own with his door shut was a whopping 10 minutes. He's extremely loud, often times yelling for no apparent reason, has boundless energy, and talks from the minute he wakes up until he finally drops off to sleep (it's true, I've heard him talking to himself until he finally fell asleep).
When it's just my husband and my son, my son has NO PROBLEM playing by himself. I'm at my wits end here. Do I just suck it up and deal with 13 hours of talking/yelling? Or is there some kind of magic trick that I'm missing out on?