feeling like a bad mom

Elizabeth - posted on 11/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have 2 sons, 18 months apart at 1 and almost 3. I got really lazy this past 2 weeks because we've all been sick so it was easier for me to turn on the tv and relax rather than play with the boys. I feel like they're glued to it now. I'm super depressed about it and i know i should just shut it off but they're too the point where they would just rather watch a movie than read or color or play. I'm still feeling sick but i feel ridiculously guilty like I've ruined them and their just going to be couch potatoes. I'm also feeling bad that my younger son and to be developing more slowly than my older one. I feel like i didn't give him what i gave my first and ifeel like ifailed them.. is this normal? what do ido to feel good again? To top it off, I've gained ten pounds in 2months and am feeling really down about that as well.

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Ana - posted on 11/24/2013

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And you are not a bad mom..I have felt the way you feel when I was pregnant with a 2yr old and when I felt better, I did better.

You are just human.

Ana - posted on 11/24/2013

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Get out of that house!

Take the kids to the park and bring a ball or a frizbee. Find a track and you and the kids walk it. Take the kids to the local mall play area and let them run and play for about an hr 2 times a week. Take them to the library for story time or to learn and play. Try to find a library that has a childrens section with computers and games etc...look for weekend events in the local newspaper to take the kids to, like farmers market, or carnivals or shows..search your city for unique parks and recreation things like swimming, or lessons for the boys, like soccer, karate, childrens gyms day camps...find a mommie group in your area on meetup.com and get your kids some playdates and other ideas from moms in your town. This is what I do. My kids are 3.5 and 10months old.

God Bless.

Robin - posted on 11/23/2013

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Ok number one your not a bad mom we have our moments when we are not super mom!!
Never compare kids every child's learns in there own speed each night play a game they will want to play with you! Go to the park walk while they are playing you will feel 10 times better and look great! Every night color with them your strength will return! and they will be excited super mom is back!! Good luck!

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