Join Date: May 2004
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As far as not getting into playing, I have the same problem and I've found that sometimes just being in the same room that they are playing in and being available to "mom, watch spiderman crash into the truck!" is enough. I've also found that sometimes it is just their "attention cups" that need to be filled. So instead of playing together, we play playdoh, build with legos, or do a craft together (things that are easier for me to really get into) until they are bored with me and want to go off and do their own thing.
I understand wanting structure but knowing it needs to be relaxed. I try to structure our weeks and months instead of our days. Monday we run errands, Tuesday is the library, Wednesday play date...and so on. I also come up with projects for ME during that time so that when the kids are off playing, I have something to work on. Something to show some progress in my life. Over the last two years, I've needed less structure and have become use to going with the flow.
Michele - Homeschooling mom to Hadley, (10/03 - the 23 week preemie miracle) and Noah, (08/05)