Never leaving the house!

Kristen - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I LOVE being at home with my son, but my husband is a firefighter/paramedic and works 24 hour shifts, so I am alone with Cole A LOT! I also watch three other children in my home. I find myself not leaving the house for sometimes a week at a time.! it's sometimes too hard to load up my 7 1/2 month old alone, and take him out alone, so I just stay home. I am gettind depressed very quickly by living like this! Anyone else feel the same?

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Dusty - posted on 12/18/2009

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yes i do feel the same way... i live in a very small town and well let just say there alot of young moms with kids my kids age and the ones that are here dont like me becuse they are nolonger married. seems a little odd but the other moms are in there 40,s and i have nothing in commin with them. so i get to go out twice amonth once to pay bills and the other to get the odds and ends that are need to keep the house together. so ya i think i have gone insane at times. and the friends i did have here have moved away so i am not getting ut much, so this is the only way i get to be social with any one no i dont want any one to feel sorry for me just gets a little stuffy being the the same 4 walls all the time

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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I have two (2 yrs and 9 months). I felt that way for a while, but honestly as hard as it is to get the kids ready to go anywhere it is well worth the effort. Even if you're just going around the block in the stroller. It helps a lot. My husband and I only have one car right now. My husband is also away on business sometimes for days at a time. Getting out of the house has been a lifesaver (even on days when I thought I was going to pull my hair out just trying to get them all together and in the car). I take care of a friends daughter as well one or sometimes more days a week. I've even started to figure out ways to get out with my two and her some. Some things are worth the effort! You may also want to connect with a play group or mom group of some sort in the area.

Jennifer - posted on 12/17/2009

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I was feeling the same way too. I only leave the house to take my 6 yr old son to school and pick him up and maybe go grocery shopping but other than that I was not leaving my house. I have volunteered at my sons school once a week and now I am part of a mom team that has really helped me reconnect with other moms and make some extra money. It really has been nice! If your needing more adult interaction and could use a little extra income this could help. http://InternetCeoMoms.com/mommys4
Hope this helps!
Jennifer

Linda - posted on 12/17/2009

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I too feel the same way, right now me and my fiance only have one car and he needs it for work where he is majority of the time during the holiday season and im stuck at home but i try to at least go to my moms( who lives right now the street) or something to get out a little . I am looking forward to summer when there is more to do and my little boy will be older and we can play more! :)

Jennifer - posted on 12/17/2009

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I definately feel the same. My hubby works very long hours. I also have three children. My oldest started school this year, so it is hard to go out anywhere. I always have to make sure we are here for him to get on and off the bus. Also, my children are very scheduled. If I were to leave during lunch or nap time, then there would be complete melt downs. I used to work until about a year and a half ago and am very thankful for the opportunity to be with my kids, but it would be nice to get out a little more often.

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oh man i have 2 boys my hubby is out of town alot for work, we go out at least once a day, i stretch it for like a 2 hr trip, in bt lunch and naptime.. mall, walmart, library, park, grocery shopping.appts. its worth your sanity, trust me

Samantha - posted on 12/17/2009

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i feel the same way and with the cold weather starting to come in our options are limited to where we can go...it gets easier when he gets older...but try to do something small like strap him in the stroller and take a walk around the block...it will be better when the warm weather starts up again.

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