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#1 of 9 Old 04-14-2012, 04:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just. Wondering when other SAHMs have down time. My is Thursday afternoons when my 3 yr old is at a friend's house & dd2 is napping. I try not to feel guilty b/c who knows I could be up all night. I watch a silly movie or work on my sewing machine.
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my 15 year old babysits the baby some days while i drive to pick up the other two from school. and after the baby naps she's happy as heck so i get a half hour to do whatever sometimes. one day a week i sometimes drive the teenagers somewhere and leave the youngest two home with dh. at this point, i take what i can get and call it mine!


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When my kids were little our local Y offered a 90 minute gym/swim/play time for little ones. My kids loved it and it meant I had 90 minutes most weeks to just go for  a walk, read, do errands without the aid of toddlers - it was great for that brief period when all 3 were in the age range for that class!

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When my kids were little our local Y offered a 90 minute gym/swim/play time for little ones. My kids loved it and it meant I had 90 minutes most weeks to just go for  a walk, read, do errands without the aid of toddlers - it was great for that brief period when all 3 were in the age range for that class!


That sounds awesome!

 

My down time is almost every day, from around 11:30am to 2:30pm.  This is when the boys (18m and 3yr) nap.  My 3 year old looooves to sleep, so hopefully he will keep napping for a while now. All of this will be shot when I give birth in the next couple of weeks, though. 

 


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Very very sporadically, when dd is napping basically, which doesn't alway happen as she hates to nap, lol.


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My down-time is when my son goes down for a nap around 11:30-1:30.


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Cherrybombmama, I'm JEALOUS! My 1 year old DD naps but only about 2 hours and 3 1/2 year old DS doesn't nap at all anymore. He has quiet time most days which involves watching a show or playing with cars, but it's not the same!! :)


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My kids also hate napping so down time is not very common in our house but it's anywhere from 12-3.

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I don't. Ever. It sucks.
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