My 4.5 year old daughter is a social butterfly, and especially this spring/summer has really come into her own. She's found some neighborhood friends she plays with in the evening, and she loves being with them. She's with me during the day (I work evenings), and unless we are going to a park or a playdate with other kids she is constantly complaining that she's bored and she doesn't want to be "stuck with boring old mom". I have a one-year-old who I also have to keep tabs on so I can't play with her uninterrupted like she wants, but even when my son is napping and I have time to spend 1:1 with her she usually does it grudgingly. I'm so happy that she loves her friends and that she's so independent, but I can't help but feel a little bad about it! Is this normal?
I do try to get her out and involved with other kids during the day as much as possible, and in the fall she'll start 3-day preschool--so the opportunities will be there, we just have to get through the summer.