We (ok, me especially) have a hard time just hanging out at home because DS (1.5) tends to be super clingy and whiny at home (let's not talk about emptying that dang bookshelf every. Single. Day.), while he is relatively self sufficient when we are out and about. At home, he wants to nurse constantly and just will not entertain himself for longer than a couple minutes. I do "time-ins" frequently, but more often than not, as soon as I get up, he is following me, wanting to be held, or whining. If he isn't doing those things, he is emptying the bookshelf, which is totally fine- I want him to have fun and not have an uptight neat freak mom, but seriously, what is wrong with his toys? (ok, now I am just venting... I will let the bookshelf thing go). I subscribe to the ideas in the Continuum Concept, so I still get my own stuff done despite the whining, but I guess that makes me doubly think that all these kid- centric activities aren't so good. We are doing things like the Children's Museum, play dates, spray pad, swimming, toddler gym, art classes, etc. Basically anything I can find that is free or super cheap, we go do.
Anyway, am I creating a kid who needs to go, do all the time rather than stay home and play quietly? Am I over-thinking this?