How often do you leave the house?

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I have two daughters - ages 1 and 3. I feel like by the time we're all ready to leave, there's always someone who needs to eat or the baby needs a nap! I always TRY to go out at least once a day on the days my husband's at work - usually to the store. There's always that point in the day when I have to leave or I'll go crazy. Is this normal?


Myra - posted on 10/21/2009




It's totally normal. I have a hard time going places because of anxiety issues, but on decent days (meaning it's not raining or windy), I am outside almost the entire day because those walls just close in if I'm inside. I take my daughter outside, and we play out there far more than inside. By only going out in the yard, we don't have the whole "getting ready" routine, either...which saves on stress.


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Gemma - posted on 10/22/2009




I usually try to get out at least once a day... Otherwise i would go crazy, and i think my daughter would too lol.... Even if it is just a brief walk in the afternoon... A little fresh air can do the world of good...

Dana - posted on 10/21/2009




I have to get our daily. I either go for a walk, do errands or take the baby to the park (she's 13 months). I get really antsy if I can't get out due to weather or whatnot...
I'm 12 weeks pregnant with #2 so it will all change once our new bundle of joy is here. I hope to get on a routine after the baby is born so that I can get out!

Starlene - posted on 10/21/2009




we as in me and my son naver leave da house my x bf dont naver take us out.i be so stress out becouse we always in da house and i always have mt 2year old son i naver have free time.all mos need there free time to do what ever they wont.i do go up to my mom's up da street from me.but she dont let us stay for long.nad when i do get out it dont feel right becous i been in for i long time.then my son dont get out a lot and i feel bad there no kids he can play with.then when i ask my x when we was 2gether he always say no ore he say yea then he say i feel like i dont know how to have fun

Dana - posted on 10/19/2009




oh my, last week it rained here all week, so i didnt even go OUTSIDE for 4 days!!! Finally, I told my guy, I had to get out!! I went to the store, and it was the best!! The week before that, our dryer went out, so i washed all the clothes and when he got home i took them to the laundry mat. Instead of putting the clothes in baskets and folding them at home, i stayed there and folded about 8 loads of laundry, it was so peaceful and there was good music playing. LOL

Maureen - posted on 10/19/2009




There are days that I stay in doors all day with the kids. When my husband comes home I take a brief outing just to get away. I have 6, 4, and 18 month. The two older are in school. Many days are just taken up with getting them to and from school. My youngest is now starting to only have one nap so we will be able to go play at the park, store, or friends house when the others are in school. Hang in there.

Amy - posted on 10/19/2009




I so feel your pain. I have a 14 month old and a 2 year old on alternating nap schedules. By the time I can leave the house my husband is on his way home from work! I have to let one skip a nap or be really fast. Hopefully it will be changing soon because the little one is starting to go to one nap instead of two and it is overlapping his brother's a little so I can get out earlier! Hold on a little while longer and maybe they will get on the same schedule!

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ahh yes my dear.. i m at home w 2 boys 2 and 1.. cabin fever is inevitable lol.. i also set up a room that is strictly toys!!.. they go in there together and play for a good time, my husband travels a lot for work so im number one caretaker, you just have to broaden your horizons, it will be ok

Jaynique - posted on 10/19/2009




I feel the same way. I don't have my own car so once a week hubby and I try and take our 2 year old son to the park. I be so bored its not funny... though my son is an entertaining toddler. And being 33 weeks pregnant I need my hubby to help keep up with our! Don't feel bad I feel your pain. Grocery shopping has become exciting

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