I am a wohm and am currently on maternity leave. my newborn is three weeks old and I have an almost 3 yr.old dh. I live in the northeast, so it is cold and snowy and we can't go outside during the day with the new baby. I am having difficulty keeping my dh occupied. I never thought I would use TV as a babysitter, but guess what...The nutcracker ballet is on all the time. My dh is understandably upset about the new baby- she is whiney and very into saying no! I have been trying to fiqure out how to keep the peace between us, but it really is hard. She is a very smart, active child who needs interaction. She does go to preschool 3 days a week, which she loves. Can someone help me not only find things that will keep her occupied, but also suggestions on how to keep calm and patient when I really would rather not be? I am feeling guilt from taking my dh to school when I am home, but I think it is better for both of us. I am also feeling guilt because my newborn is getting less attention than my dh did at his age, and his life is not as calm as hers was. When my dh was that age, we were able to lie about and listen to music and just be together.
Thanks- and just for the record- I am thinking a sahm has a much harder job than I ever thought!