October 25th was my last day at work. Since we moved a few days after, we kept Carter in daycare an extra week so we could have time to unpack and everything (ever tried unpacking with a toddler around? If you have you know why daycare was a good thing!)
So, this is my first real week as a “Stay at home mom” and Monday was my first full day alone with Carter, which, because my husband is out of town for work, really was a full full day! So, I’m all done with work and over the excitement of moving and “new house” stuff!
That is the big question, because I am coming to realize more and more that I have no idea what the heck to do with Carter all day! First of all, how do SAHM’s take a shower? But that’s not the real problem (although if you have an answer please let me know!) My real question though is what do we actually do all. day. long.?
So I’ve come up with some activities on certain days but I still need more! Some things I’ve thought of are: library story time, stroller strides (which has classes and playgroup times) and joining Gymboree. I’m hoping to meet some other moms through these activities so I can have even more things to do by making “mom friends” and then having someone to meet up with for play dates or lunch etc. But until then….
I just don’t know how much structured activity I should have to do with Carter at home? Should we have “craft time” or coloring time? Am I supposed to plan things out the night before and have special activities ready? Is that what other SAHMs do? I don’t know! Mostly I’ve just been letting him play while I do stuff, and then playing with him, too, and trying to read to him. He is not so into reading- he likes to hold and look at the books but when you read it to him and wiggles away and never last beyond a page or two.
So, what do you do with your kids? Do you plan activities out at home or just kind of go with the flow? Do you make a point to do so many activities per day? Help me out SAHMs!!
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