Hi everyone! How do you do it? I have one child, 9 mos, and I am having a really really hard time being a SAHM. I could not imagine having more than one - my hat is off to all of you!!
I am having trouble keeping him entertained. For the most part, we play with his toys in his room for the majority of the day. I will occasionally put him in his entertainment center and/or let him watch Baby Einstein (and I always feel horribly guilty afterwards for sitting him in front of the TV). He does take at least one nap (usually 45 min) in the morning by himself, but I usually have to lay down and let him nurse for the afternoon nap. Of course he is super clingy right now, if I even turn my back to him or walk out of the room he screams and takes of crawling after me - I understand that this is all part of his age right now. I have rented a few different baby carriers to try carrying him on my back in order to get a few things done, but he hates it. He does fine while out and about while being in a carrier, but he hates it while at home. How do you get housework done? I wan't a great housekeeper before, and it has certainly gone down hill since. As for DH, well, um, he is not very helpful with DS or around the house. He does work, so I understand that he is tired, but during the weekday it consists of come home late, eat, watch TV, and go to bed. Usually I have DS down for the night before he even gets home. DH usually plays video games during the weekends. I have to ask him to do anything with DS. "Will you go get DS? Will you feed DS some food? Why don't you go play with DS?," etc. I love DS more than anything in the world, and I am very grateful to be in a position where I can stay home with him, but, gosh, it's so hard.