I'm sure this has been asked before, but I feel like our 8 year old spends all day just hanging out, and I can never find time to get with her and read stuff, or talk about stuff, or do fun stuff because I have a 20 month old and a 3 year old (turned 3 today) and they use up all of my attention all of the time!
My 8 year old daughter is amazing. She will enjoy reading books with me and the younger kids. She plays with them. She writes and illustrates books and does other projects on her own constantly. She is super smart: understands quickly and retains the knowledge forever. But there's so much fun learning to do, and I feel like we're missing out on it.
We are on a very tight budget. We have a zoo pass (the zoo is 2 blocks away) but I can hardly ever bring myself to go by myself with the two toddlers. We do go with daddy or grandma fairly often.
We can do the library, but again, it's finding time to then read the books with her, or if we can read a book, to then follow up with the cool thing that's related to that which I wanted to show her on the internet but never got around to because I can't find the time.
Do I just have to wait this out? In a couple of years, we can really start plunging into life and learning? I am so eager to do fun stuff with her!
Thanks for reading, and for any insight :)