I had a discussion with some moms the other day about what you do with your kids all day. Some were in the scheduled activities camp, some in the “let them play on their own” camp. I’m curious of your thoughts now. Lay them on me, crowd.
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Ellen Johnson says
I’m in the in-between camp? On stay home days, SK mostly plays independently and I”ll allow for a couple of shows after nap and in the morning. But we have several days a week where we have either a playdate or Mom’s group (so playgroup for her) or our weekly preschool co-op. I’m of the mindset that when we’re home, I’m not here for their entertainment. Which doesn’t mean I never play with her, I’m just not at her beck and call all day. Stay-at-home days are the days when I’ve got to catch up on laundry or mop the floor or exercise or… finish my book. Anyway, I think it’s a valuable lesson for them to learn to play by themselves.
Michelle @ needle and nest says
I love to play with my kids, but I’m a firm believer that the very fact that they’re siblings means they have a built-in play group. They can entertain themselves quite well, and run around in a little pack whenever school is out (my oldest is 7). I want them to be buddies, and giving them the time and freedom to play with each other goes a long way to building that life-long sibling love. Oh, and I can’t stand play groups. ;)
Emily Barnes says
I’m more in the independent camp. I’m in a season of life where I don’t really have mom-friends or scheduled activities. Most days, its just me and Simon. And I’m working on more independence with him – he’s getting old enough to start using his brainpower/imagination…
Jo needs more fiber too. It sounds weird, but she ears baby prunes likes it’s pudding. I buy the baby prunes, leave it in the snack drawer, and she’ll eat it. We also eat two “dried” every other day. They aren’t dry, they taste like gummies, but it helps. (Even helps mamas! ;)