What happens when everyone goes to school except the baby?

Gwyn - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am a mother of 4 kids. In August, my 3rd child will be starting full day kindergarten. That will leave my youngest at home with me for 2 years. I am excited for the one-on-one interaction, but I worry about her getting too spoiled or trying to entertain her and still get things done around the house. I'm just curious what other moms have done when they are left with only one kid not in school?

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Cindy - posted on 02/18/2009

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I have 3 children, 2 of which are in school.  My daughter will go to preschool this fall, but I have had just she and I here alone for 2 school years now.  Sometimes we do puzzles.. sometimes we play games like Candyland...sometimes she just wants to go in her room and play with her baby dolls or barbies.  I don't focus on her 100% of the time, and I give her some room to play on her own and use her imagination. It's nice to get one on one time with her, but I think it's just as nice for her to get to play on her own instead of her brothers always "interfering" with her space.  I don't think you have to worry about spoiling her. Just let her use her imagination and play on her own sometimes.  Plus, they can be great entertainment just listening to them play when they don't realize you are paying attention. :)

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