I have 4 children, ages 9,7,4, and 2. My girls' first day off is today. Normally when they are at school, I put my little one down for a nap sometime between 11-1, it depends on when he got up. I NEED time to relax and meditate. Mid day I get sooo tired and if I don't rest I get physically ill (sick to my stomach - my meds make me so tired). I just went on seroquel a week and a half ago and I am even more tired than usual. My 4yo son during my 2yo's nap time time either plays video games or watches tv, either sitting right next to me or if I'm lying on my stomach on the couch he sits ON me lol. I lock the door so if I fall asleep I know that he is safe in the room with me.
Now that it's summer time, we're going to be outside a lot and my kids of course want to be in the pool but I still need time to rest so they will have to come in...I don't want to ruin their summer by making them stay inside...I mean, mid-day is when I get tired and that is really when they would want to go out there. If I continue with my schedule the way it is, they won't make it out there till 2 or 3. Is this terrible??? I feel bad that they will be cooped up in the house because of me. I don't know what else to do.
I suppose in the next couple of weeks it will be getting hot early so they can actually go out earlier like 9 or 10 and have ample time outside before they will have to come in for a while. What about in the mean time? Ugh I feel like a terrible lazy mother. What can I do?
I feel like these meds and my sickness takes over our lives. I actually have been scheduling around my son's nap time so that *I* can have time to rest because I get so sick and tired :(