love...d staying at home!

Becky - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My first and only child is now 19 months old. I have always stayed home with him, and have always enjoyed it. Although, I feel like we do not have fun anymore. He spends more time on the floor crying and shouting NO, NO. I just do not know what to do. I feel like I am not doing a good job with him. Would he be better off with someone else? I use to love being with him all day, but I do not want him to be unhappy. I tread the days now, and count down the hours until nap time and my husband coming home. Had anybody else been through this? Please help.


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Mandi - posted on 04/08/2009




Hi did you ever find any at home work? I have twin daughters who are 19 mos. old and I get the same frustrations. I LOVE being at home with my children but at the same time I need a "break" sometimes too. Their dad works nights and odd hours so I basically do it by myself. I also have a son who is 9 years old. My hands are full to say the least. I LOVE to see my husband come home and also I look forward to my weekends. What I do sometimes is at night during the week I will go to my aunts house for a visit or my mother's or mother-in-laws house. Just to get away and I know that when I go to someone else's house that I can get a little time "off". I hope this helps you and let me know if you have found anything to do from home yet. I have two home businesses and I would love to share the opportunities with you. May God Bless!!!


Joy - posted on 04/02/2009




Hi. Your son may be ready for interaction with other kids. What about putting him in a playgroup or taking him to a kindy gym where he can run around with other children and have a little bit of fun outside the house? Kids get bored so easily and it takes a toll on us mums.

Becky - posted on 03/31/2009




thanks so much for the support. I am glad that i am not alone. It is a blessing to know that it is not just me. I have to tell myself that i am doing the best i can and that i am a "good enough"mother and will never be perfect. Thanks again.

Krystal - posted on 03/31/2009




have you tried looking into joining a club for stay at home moms? it will get you out and about and lets face it - most of us are more patient with our stubborn children when others are around! i joined MOMS Club and absolutely love it!

i too agree that this is a very trying age. terrible 2's? i think it happens MUCH earlier and lasts well beyond the second year!!!

good luck!

Katherine - posted on 03/31/2009




Jeanne is right.  He's at the age where he's going to start testing his boundaries.  Maybe he's getting his "terrible twos" out the way early?  I know what it's like to watch the clock for those little breaks.  Hang in there, Becky!

Jeanne - posted on 03/31/2009




I think all SAHM go through questioning whether it is a good idea to be there. Remember yes it is. he is probally just testing you. At that age they are starting to become more of their own person they know their likes and dislikes and begin testing to see how far they can push mommy. Hang in there!! Try introducing some new activity and projects, maybe he is bored. Good luck :)

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