is is normal to feel like i am not spending enough time withmy son,after work,i eat,talk for a short

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Cassie - posted on 06/24/2010

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My mom worked a lot when I was little and I was the youngest of three. I promised myself I would make sure to spend as much time with my kids as possible when I got a chance to me a mom. Now I am a working mom of boy/girl twins that will be 4 in August and I feel like I am constantly missing them. I do my best to make sure that when I am with them it is quality time. Its just really hard to keep up with work and the house and make time for two little people who are growing up so fast. The best we can do is one day at a time. Moms are Super Heros I swear. ;-)

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yes. sometimes i feel like im just the person feedn, bathn, and putting him to bed. That's why every moment even if its just doing those 3 things we laugh and talk and hug and be silly for I wouldn't give up those three task for anything.

Annu - posted on 06/23/2010

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I agree - but it is so ifficult to leave dishes alone - i find I lose my temper way too often withthe kids and hubby because of the cleaning issue. but they are more important than a clean house,and when I get only a part of the day with them, I would spend all the time happily with the kids and hubby. but we get too little time with family with all the work and commute. thats i my main complaint :)

Amber - posted on 06/22/2010

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yes I have that dilemma everyday! I get home at about 7:30 pm and its time to cook dinner, clean up and then its bath time homework time and its like its all business and no pleasure, I swear I told my job I couldn't work on Sundays so that I would at least have one full day a week to spend with them.

Brandy - posted on 06/22/2010

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I have to do my best at not worrying if the 'chores' are done! After working all day and the kids at daycare the time I get with them at the end of the day is VERY important. I figure I will have all the time in the world to do the 'chores' when they don't want to hang out with Mom but for now its all about spending 'after school' time with the kids. Doing, well anything, hanging out with them, watching them play, talking with them, letting them help with dinner - just whatever they can do - we do it together! Its hard not to 'worry' about getting things done as a Mom but I'd rather have dishes in the sink and happy, content, kids that feel and know they are loved then no dishes in my sink!

Jill - posted on 06/22/2010

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I feel the same way. But when I ask my kids, hey, would you like to have a different Mom...they adamantly say no way! I think kids love what ever mom you are, as long as you are their Mom. No one could ever replace you.

Jey - posted on 06/22/2010

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i think its normal, we work hard to give our kids all they need and spend all the time together with them as much as we can , but still we think its not enough.But i m sure they appreciate every moment they spend with us and its just us moms who feel like thats still not enough ...

SHAMISO - posted on 06/22/2010

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Thanks ,my challenge is,over the weekend my husband is around and i have to compete for attention with the boys.i want to clen him up and be all sweet with him but at 5.8 years,he does not find me amusing at all.i try to join in but i can tell that i am putting more effort than ever.the only time he looks for me is at night when he wants me to put him on my laps and he sleeps.

Kayla - posted on 06/21/2010

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I think so, I dont feel like i get enough time with her. And it makes me sad because all her first have been with the sitter so far. But when im home we are always playin and togther shell know that I love her, but mommys gotta work to be able to buy her what she needs too.

Mariam - posted on 06/21/2010

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i am trying to gain every moment to keep her beside me during my time at home, any thing iam doing i let her to stay near by me with her toys playing & drawing ,its really sad to feel my baby not taking enough time from me

Carin - posted on 06/21/2010

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I don't know that it's normal, but I feel the same. It seems that I don't get enough time with my daughter on a work day. I just try to make the most of the time I have with her. I let myself be at her disposal. We do whatever makes her happy.

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