Hello.... these are my kids..... and they are addicted to the TV. I'm not proud of it but it's true. Being 4 and 2, they seem to have the attention spans of a flea. I have had the best of intentions this winter, then spring , now summer to make a daily schedule of things to do so that we aren't in front of the TV all day. And it hasn't happened.
It seems that everyone out there does activities with their kids all day. I hear things like " They only watch an hour of TV a day" They seem to be entertaining themselves while the mommies are crafting, cooking, or cleaning. WTF?!! what am I doing wrong?
My little cute monsters are on me like a pig on dirt all day unless I turn on the TV. When I do think of things to do, they fight, or get bored with it after 10 minutes. Or only one likes it and the other one gets bored after 10 minutes. I'm not the kind of mom who can always be going somewhere or doing something outside the house. It's just not me. We definitely get out and about three times a week with going places and having friend time but not everyday.
How do you all do it? How do you keep them occupied without a degree in kid time management? I feel like women I know who were teachers before kids have all these great ideas and ways to keep them busy. , I really want to see a hour by hour run down of what y'all do all day with your cute little monsters. Maybe that would help me see that the rumors aren't true or help me figure things out.
My 4 year old still takes naps and the reason I still try for it is because I don't know what I would do with her for the 2-4 hours she sleeps everyday? I can't think of enough things for the 10 hours she is already awake all day. ( up at 6am everyday...sigh)
Please I need your help with this. They aren't really into crafts yet except water colors and sometimes drawing with crayons. They don't like being outside unless I am 120% playing with them.I feel like the world's worst mom because I don't want to be the entertainment 10 hours out of the day. I want to play with them but I want them to entertain themselves and each other. Is that so much to ask?
Help me with ideas...I'm open to almost anything. I'll read books, take seminars....is there a mommy boot camp?
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