Stay at home mom and feeling guilty

Ali - posted on 03/05/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a stay at home mom and I love my kids to pieces but for months now I don't want to play with my 5 1/2 year old or my almost 2 year old, Im tired of playing And pretending I feel so down and blah...just seeing if anyone else feels like this

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hmm are You getting enough alone,out of the house,lady gang out time? .. Are You getting Your self pulugged in some places other then at home? (and im not saying pick up a job some places.. just doing somthing for someone out side of the house is wonderful for the spirit!)
.. I often feel that way but i think its because iv always been the person to try and "control the fun" .. i still do it by my self. when i play games and i don't like the story line or something liek that (even in halo i do it too..) i make my own up. .. my daughter does it all the time and its annoying.. yes i am. my kids fight over being the one who gets to be the "leader of play" .. oh well dif prob there.
.. maybe look in to playing a sport with them more.. like get in the yard/park and hae kids run laps with You. Kids for some reason love that. .. im no big runner(or good at anything like that) but kids love to run. ha my daughter says she is a farie going to water the plants as we go for walks. and my son is always happy to be out side. thats a lot of our play time together.
nothing wrong with playing with them on their level. and then asking them to play something wholsome like sports/nature with You. =)

Latasha - posted on 03/12/2014

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It's ok to feel the way you are feeling. I was the same way. As sahm's we get caught up in our daily routines and we get bored and inpatient try taking children out more so they can socialize with kids their own age and do try to get back into paying with them. Before you know it you are not going to be cool anymore. You'll want to play and hang out with them and you will get the Mom Really? or you will have to make an appointment. I miss those mommy and me dates... Good Luck

Chet - posted on 03/05/2014

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A lot of adults don't enjoy playing with their kids... at least not the imaginative and inventive type play that is normal for kids under the age of eight or ten. To be honest, a lot of times adults are a negative influence on creative play. Adults have a tendency to control or direct it too much.

I prefer to spend time with our kids doing different things - reading books, doing puzzles, playing board games, cooking, having them watch and help with things around the house, going on outings, talking, etc.

You don't need to play with your kids. You just need to be available to them and to spend time together.

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