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Mommy Mistakes

on December 3, 2013

Help!! I’m throwing up a Mommy flare. I’m sure I went horribly wrong somewhere, but I can’t figure out how to fix it.

It’s both a good AND bad problem. I can’t get any of my 3 kids off me. It’s cute for 4 seconds…but if I walk away…they want picked up. If I put them down…they cry. If I sit down…all 3 want to sit on me. They don’t do it to anyone else. I’m flattered, but I’d also like to play with them and do some things that I need to do!! It doesn’t happen all the time, but it’s probably 80%of the hour after PM naptime.

I love my kids, more than anything, but I’d like to go to the bathroom without crying and scratching at the door. I KNOW that I’ll miss this trend when they’re too busy to cuddle me someday…but there HAS to be a happy medium somewhere! Suggestions anyone??

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One response to “Mommy Mistakes

  1. Connie says:

    I’m just throwing this out there. Since the first 60-90 minutes are lost anyway let’s be strategic! If you can foresee 2 or 3 days when you have nothing drop-dead critical, start a new “game”. Get a timer with a ringer that you can keep near. Sit in a chair or near their toys and announce, “It’s mommy-kiddo time. Yay!! We can play for awhile …but in a little while when this bell rings I have to do something. When I’m done I’ll come back and we can play a little longer.” Show them the timer, let them twist the dial and hear the ringer, and assure them that you’ll leave for a little while but you’ll be back shortly. After 30-40 minutes of your undivided attention the timer goes off, you assure them you’ll only be gone a short time (hopefully no more than 10 or 15 minutes at first) and then come back. Reset the timer for maybe 20 minutes, play, leave and come back. Keep reminding them that you’re near by but you have to do this “thing”. After awhile they will realize that you will come back and play more in a little while, and won’t be quite so upset when you remind them you’ll be back just as soon as you fold laundry/start dinner/make a phone call etc.

    Sounds rational, doesn’t it? But I just thought it up, so no guarantees. Perhaps if they realize you’ll keep coming back and playing a few more minutes, they’ll be willing to wait awhile.

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