boring at home

Sarah - posted on 06/10/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi there is any one else getting bored being a sahm. i do lots with my LO whos nearly one and my hubby is great but works 12 hrs a day and it just gets a bit boring ! how does every one else find it , thankx sarah

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Sarah - posted on 06/13/2010

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LOl yeah i do loads - 2 baby groups, shopping meet up with friends still some times its the same old but i gotta say looking on the possitives we are all lucky to be at home watching them grow up x

Christy - posted on 06/10/2010

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Join a mom's group. Go to momsclub.org to see if there is a chapter in your area. You need to be around other people you can relate with! Kids are welcome at all the get togethers, too. Good luck to you!

Jessica - posted on 06/10/2010

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omg! i am the same way. My fiance works 12 hrs a day 6 days a week. I am home alone with our 3 month old all day by myself. Honestly i run out of chores by noon lol When he gets home hes very tired and all he wants to do is eat then sleep, which i totally understand. But sometimes I need adult interaction. I go to the park and walk or go to walmart and shop for dinner and just take my time. But would help if I knew more people in this town lol its a small town and very close knit. Outsiders are not to welcomed lol but i am sure it will get better when they get older and bigger so they can do more things with them :) hang in there

Cassie - posted on 06/10/2010

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I feel the same way a lot. My husband works long days and I do get out with my son as much as possible, but I'm finding myself getting bored as well. I haven't really found any solutions yet, but let me know if you figure something out!

One thing that has helped is joining a gym with childcare. I get some time to myself and so does he.

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I'm not bored often anymore, but when my son was little like yours I had some boring days. What I did was make a list of all the fun little things I wanted to do with my son when I had time. I kept it on the refrigerator and added new things when I thought of them. On days when we were bored, I would check out the list and do something on it.
Some of the things were here at home, like build a fort, read a book, play musical instruments (his toys), play in sprinkler--things we could do anytime, but I often forgot about.
Some were outings, like go to the library, park, pool, museums, antique stores or boutiques I wanted to visit but didn't have time when I passed them.

Raelene - posted on 06/10/2010

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I guess it gets more and more exciting when you have more than one. I bet your house is super clean, too. :O) You can always get out of the house and join a playgroup with other kids/moms in your neighborhood/area. Getting out of the house once or twice a week is actually good for you AND your little one. It will help develop social skills and coping skills due to change in schedule that staying at home may not. Take it slow at first. You may want to take short trips to the local library or park. These are no cost options. Or, you can take trips to a zoo or swimming pool. Or, join a gym with childcare. You will be able to get into shape, and your little one can meet some new friends to play and develop his physical and social muscles. :O)
Good luck! Have fun! Enjoy every minute, because it goes by so so fast.

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I just try and fill my day, whether it's games with my son (10 months), a walk, an outing into town on the bus, grocery shopping, cooking. I try to include him in everything. I make all his baby food too so that takes up some time as well. On weekends we try to go out for a family walk near the fjord.

When folding laundry I let him feel all the fabrics and "help" me, most of the time we play games with it though lol. When I'm peeling potatoes I let him play with the peels (as long as it's just in his hands lol) and feel the potatoes, etc.

Hope this helps but there's no real cure for it, it'll get better though!

Crista - posted on 06/10/2010

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i try very hard too say i am not bored but in truth i have unmedicated adult adhd so i get bored very easy and i have a hubby who works alot too but is then so tired he takes a hr nap after he gets home

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