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16/03/2013 at 08:55
Feel stuck in a rut.
We take it turns to have a lie in. Do some housework,put the washing on, potter about the house, get all the toys out on the carpet, set a train track up, maybe go to Asda, soft play or park if the weather is nice. Mark might do some DIY whilst I entertain Luke. No family locally to visit, so it's all or nothing ie they come (or we go) for the weekend and it takes up the whole weekend with a visit or we can go months without seeing anyone.
It sounds a bit selfish to say but it's really boring. I also feel a bit sad for Luke that he can go 2 whole days without properly interacting with other children.
16/03/2013 at 10:06
What about activities? L goes to football and swimming but if you don't fancy that then there's things like 'funky dance' like street dancing, have u got soccatots down there? L used to do that but it's like games not actual football, so they have to kick the balls, collect bean bags etc.
I'm working a lot of weekends. But sat L does football 10-12 then we usually do any running round we need to then we have tea so maybe a pizza on a blanket on living room floor. Then L gets to stay up to watch either a rerun of splash or total wipeout (his favourite programmes )
Sunday Lucas swimming, mad dash home, Isaac swimming, then do any running round we need to
16/03/2013 at 10:08
I try to leave weekends quiet. Activities are done during the week. I like it that way after getting A up for school for the past 5 days. A used to do a dance class on a Saturday morning. It started at 9.30 so it was another up and out early. I switched it to a Monday evening at 5 instead. I like having a free Sat as it gives us choices. On a Sunday we normally go to church in the morning. I am normally tutoring in the afternoon.
Next year when Luke starts school you'll probably have party after party on the weekends! We have one this evening.
16/03/2013 at 12:18
Mine is like yours Carole and i feel bored too. Its worse at the moment as H is doing DIY every minute of the weekend to get reafy for baby. We get up, have breakfast, G plays with toys or watches a bit of telly while i do housework, have lunch, might pop to park if weather is good or do a bit of messy play, tea then possibly dvd evening. We dont have family very close either. Feel stuck in a rut like you and need ideas of stuff to do. I think it will be easier when the weather picks up.
16/03/2013 at 13:25
We are also the same. H works a lot of funny shifts including weekends, so find myself on my own alot with c when most other families are spending time together. This sometimes makes it more difficult to make social plans as quite rightly families want to spend time together. The weather isn't making it any easier at the moment As even trips to the park or picnics are off the cards. Being at the PIL isn't great as I can't ge your the messy stuff, well I don't feel like I can anyway. In my own house we used to paint, bake cakes, make and play with playdoh, water play etc but here I tend to stick to safe stuff like sticking and colouring.
I'm in a total rut and whilst not doing much to get out of it ( shameful as that sounds ) I am aware of it and I'm hoping that once the baby arrives and I have more energy I become more of a fun mum. At the mo I feel out of imagination, inspiration and motivation. The TV has been a godsend!!
16/03/2013 at 13:37
Munchkin, you sound just like me!! Except I don't have the excuse of being pregnant! I've got 3 aged 5 & under and struggle to find motivation/inspiration for stuff at weekends that I can do on my own with them (my H goes walking one day every weekend) I feel like a very boring mum! I think it's a lot to do with I'm a SAHM now so have to think of fun things 7 days a week!
16/03/2013 at 13:55
Me too MossyE, I think C is grateful to go to nursery sometimes lol x
17/03/2013 at 22:11
My weekends are pretty quiet, my H normally is working. Usually I'll pop out with the boys on Saturday , if its wet we'll do a bit of supermarket shopping (E loves Tesco!) maybe I'll treat them to a McD for lunch and let them choose a car at the toy shop! If its nice we'll do the errands in town then go to the park. On Sundays we usually go to my parents. We don't see other children much at the weekend but the week is filled with seeing other people so it doesn't bother me.
18/03/2013 at 08:02
It is OK for you to have time when your children have to think up things to do for themselves. You don't have to entertain them the whole time with "fun" things.
My daughter has swimming lessons on Saturday morning. After that we might go to the park or take her out for a walk somewhere. Nothing very exciting. Sometimes we see friends or family.
Since she was about 3 my daughter started to think up things for herself - I think she enjoyed having time to do that.
18/03/2013 at 09:39
It seems that our weekend is pretty 'normal', thanks for sharing.MM- I am looking forward to warmer days and being able to go in the garden and get some bigger toys out. CP I think we will look in activities once he is settled in Reception class as he is still a bit behind with his social development and isn't ready for them yet. I like the idea of the football skills. Mossy I have heard about weekends being full of birthday parties. I think a lot of my anxieties are because Luke is an only child and i worry that he is missing out on a sibling.
18/03/2013 at 10:13
Our weekends are fairly the same. We potter about, maybe go to town but thats rare, we might pop and see family, but ultimately its the time when H is off to see the kids so we tend to keep ourselves to ourselves. the summer is different and we spend time with family and friends loads more x
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