What should I do?

Alana - posted on 10/02/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What should I do since my 4 year old daughter is in school and my fiancee too? I'm at home all alone...what should I do while there gone?

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My son started pre-school in April of this year and then went to school this summer too. It was only 3 hours and sometimes I'd nap while he was gone. Sometimes I'd use the time to catch up on my emails or my FB. Sometimes I'd do chores like laundry that were easier to do while he was gone. Most of the time though, I just learned to enjoy the silence :)

Alana - posted on 10/02/2011

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Thanks Kate! Everything is very encouraging im going to have to look into all the ideas you gave me because i love scrapbooking! Im going to go buy a scrapbook now! Thanks again Kate!

Kate - posted on 10/02/2011

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Maybe for the meantime you should just have a hobby then? I've tried a ton of hobbies - some I stick with, others I come back to or some I didn't like so much! A really nice one for me when the kids were younger was scrapbooking - so nice to do something with all the photos! And I've framed a stack of the pages I did - they're in my study and in their playroom now and they absolutely LOVE seeing all those happy pics of themselves!
I just did a certification in silver jewellery making (art clay silver) now so having an amazing time with that - it's a little more expensive but it is awesome to work with and a good outlet for my creativity!
Another cute idea for while baby is little - I made mine crockery sets - just bought the little plate, bowl, cup, etc bisques, then traced Winnie the Pooh and his little friends onto them and painted the correct colours with ceramics - usually the place you buy the bisque will glaze and fire it for you - so much fun!! Or if you're confident with drawing / painting you can do your own designs.
An extension to that was making them place mats and serviettes - just used plain calico and then painted the backgrounds different colours and then lady-bugs as the picture - use fabric paints and you 'set' (or fire) them in your own oven or tumble dryer.
Just a couple of ideas - keep you busy and fun!

Alana - posted on 10/02/2011

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@ Kate yeah I been thinking about taking a culinary arts class or a sewing class...but my baby is only gone until 8:15 am to 11:15 am so that don't leave me much time.

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