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I don't mean running errands - I mean social time, playgroups, out with friends, dates with your partner, etc, etc? Even things like reading time for little ones at a library or something?<br><br>
What's your normal routine with this stuff?
 

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we are out constantly in our home. this week seems kinda slow but here is what all we did/are doing. we do all things as just DD and i, unless it is after work hours for DH, and then he comes with us too.<br><br>
sunday: playdate with friend. spent time at childrens museum and fed local marmots.<br><br>
monday: we had an easy day so all we had was ballet class.<br><br>
tuesday: ben and jerry's free cone day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . vegan cooking class (we went as a family). library time. walk thru the park to see local wildlife. spent time in city hall seeing different parts of local government. toured an art gallery.<br><br>
wednesday: i think we will amazingly stay home today. maybe we will go for a bike ride or something.<br><br>
still to come this week......<br><br>
thursday: storytime at the library. gymnastics class. i usually go out with my neighbor for a bit thursday late nights.<br><br>
friday: speech therapy. childrens museum time. tree planting ceremony. possible piercing day.<br><br>
saturday: earth day celebrations within our city. guitar lessons. playdate with friend.
 

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Wednesdays we have a super long playdate, Fridays are my homebirth group. Other then that, we have grocery shopping, chiropractor appointments, and other random errands.<br>
We do try to take a family walk every evening.
 

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Mostly just the weekends - we are weekend warriors with synagogue, visits to friends, shopping, and eating out.<br><br>
During the week, the kids and I go out for errands maybe 1X per week. When I lived in a more urban area, I took dd out more for field trips and stuff. But now we live in the country, and there isn't anything that inspiring to do. I probably should work on that.
 

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Date??? What is that!??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I would love to get out more with the hubby but we just don't have any babysitters around here and the only family that offers is... ummmm... a little untrustworthy.<br>
As for the weekly getting out we (ds and I) have a weekly Wednesday class at The Little Gym. I try to schedule a play date twice a month but sometimes it just never happens. My ds also goes to pre school whenever I have to work and dp isn't home so I consider that his social time as well.<br>
We do get out to go to the park even if were not meeting someone... and visit my grandma. I would love to find more moms to hang out with but it seems so hard to meet people.
 

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hahaha, NEVER. For real though, not very often. We all get out as a family occasionally, maybe once a month? But dh and I have only been out by ourselves 2 times in the past year. And now we have another baby coming in Aug so I don't see it getting any better any time soon. Sigh.
 

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Daily, I usually take off after gets home for at least a couple hours without the kids. Usually I go to my MIL or a friend's to visit and knit. I have a craft night every couple weeks that I go to as well.<br><br>
I have a weekly playgroup that I take the kids to, we also go to the parks and walks.
 

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We go out (the kids and I) every single day, and I have two evenings where I do "me" activities...<br><br>
During the day (with kids):<br><br>
Monday -- Parenting Group at my Church<br>
Tuesday -- Storytime at the Library or MOPs Meeting<br>
Wednesday -- Playgroup<br>
Thursday -- Playgroup at DD's future elementary school<br>
Friday -- Music at the library<br><br>
In the Evenings (by myself):<br><br>
Tuesday -- Choir Practice<br>
Wednesday -- Once a month Book Club<br>
Thursday -- Biweekly Feminist Meeting<br><br>
Weekends = husband time. Sometimes a date, sometimes a hike. My next-door-neighbor and I swap babysitting services so some weekends I'm watching her kids while she and her husband go out, and vice versa.
 

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We go out quite a bit, by my standards, but I'm a bit of a home-body. We're home with DH nearly every weeknight; it's DS and I who go out together during the day.<br><br>
Monday: Kids' gym during the free play hour<br><br>
Tuesday: Storytime at library<br><br>
Wednesday: Home (aside from errands), maybe play with the neighbor kids for a while in the evening<br><br>
Thursday: Some type of mom-and-me class<br><br>
Friday: Dinner/playtime with friends and their kids<br><br>
Saturday: Sometimes we stay home, sometimes (every other week) we visit DS's grandparents, sometimes (once a month or so) we drop off DS with his grandma or auntie while DH and I go to dinner and a movie<br><br>
Sunday: Usually home, aside from a family outing to the park, lake, lunch, etc.<br><br>
I also go out alone about once a week and just read a book in a coffeeshop, get a pedicure, scrapbook or have dinner with a friend, etc. DH does the same -- he'll go to a hockey game, get pizza with a friend, go hit golf balls, etc. about once a week.<br><br>
It's nice -- I feel like we get a good balance of family time, couple time, one-on-one parent/child time, and alone time, all of which are extremely important to me.
 

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It varies. Usually the kids and I are out a few days a week. THis month we are staying home alot more to save $. DH and I could definately use more nights out together.<br><br>
With the kids we go to homeschool coop, they go to moms morn out at the local church every weds, aikido on tues. , playgroup every thursday, other, random homeschool classes and free days at museums and parks, and just playing at friends houses.<br><br>
Just me; I leave the kids home once a month so I can attend the Holistic Mom Network chapter meeting that I run, I work at a pregnancy center once or twice a week, and every other month or so have a moms night out.<br><br>
Me and Dh will go out to dinner and the movies once and awhile, sometimes we get our awesome babysitter to stay and we go get a hotel for a night, when we really need a break!
 

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Almost daily except mondays when we are both too tired out after a fun weekend out! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I go 1-2 times a week to my parents house with the kids. Sometimes more than that. Me and dh havnt been out alone together or even with the kids on a date in over 2 yrs.<br><br>
I have no friends other than family so no one to socialize with. I dont do play groups or anything like that.
 

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Errands can be fun too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Even with the kids! It's sweet to go shopping and have an old lady just smile at my beautiful babies, quietly remembering her own long-grown-up children.
 

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Well I originally started this thread to see how our schedule compared to others. So I guess I'll post our activities as well.<br><br>
Tuesday: Mommy and Me Music Class<br>
Wednesday AP moms playgroup<br>
Thursday: Toddler Reading at the library<br>
Friday: Mommy and Me Art Class<br><br>
We do the normal errands, etc. I like to have lunch with DH at least once a week. We just started swimming weekly. Oh and I got an idea from another thread here once to go to a pet store. We like to go see the birds and fish.
 

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I am so lazy and so unmotivated, i have all these ideas and plans to go and sometimes get invited to go out but i am just stuck in a rut where i'm so comfortable at home i feel like its not worth the effort to go anywhere but always wish i did. also not driving makes it tough, sometimes i get offers from friends to pick us up, but nothing is really stopping me from walking to the park or taking public transportation to the beach...except just laziness....i hate it and feel bad like i'm depriving nadia of stimulation and new and exciting experiences....there's no reason i couldn't go out every day, as long as the food is cooked when hubby is hungry. HELP!
 

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I wish but sadly never.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Okay maybe once every 4 or so months MIL will take both kid's and we go to supper or the movie's.<br><br>
Small town, no second car or public transportation...little in the way of small children's actives. I tried to get DS in a dance class in February but he was 6 weeks shy of 3 years so they would not take him.<br>
Been here two years and have yet to make friend's,and don't speak the language.<br><br>
My big outing everyday is taking DS to daycare and getting the mail.<br>
Going for long walks is out of the question since our town is very very hilly and my trek to the mail and daycare carrying/pushing two kid's is physically a lot.<br><br>
Weekend's it's a mad scramble to get kid's and DH ready and out the door to get errands done and back before lunch at noon and nap time at 1pm.<br>
DS is very spirited 3 year old and he ends up having some sort of fit for several hours of the outing causing DH is swear he is never taking him out of the house again.<br>
Sounds fun right?<br><br>
I really don't think its working..DH are I are both stressed and never relaxed and overtired..never get one on one time. DS is at the interrupt us talking stage.<br>
The kid's really should get out more and be exposed to different and fun things but we just don't know where to take them.<br>
We had been walking in the mall since the weather is still yucky a lot of the time but now DS insists on wanting to eat in the restaurant there and I have to carry him out at the end.<br><br>
Before we moved to the county a lot of my friend's were SAHM and we meet at each other's home's or went to the park or shopping.<br>
DS and I would go for long walks window shopping.<br>
We joined Mommy baby actives such as swimming and would go to play groups.<br>
Now I know if I would still be in the city I would be hanging out at one of the two Mama Baby cafe's that opened.
 

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I try and get out with ds three times a week to library...we go to baby reading time twice a week and musical babies once a week.<br><br>
As of going out with my dh...the closest is about once a month(not even) I go to see him play....but as of "dates" we've gone to his xmas party, his cousins wedding and out to dinner alone once since ds was born....<br><br>
I wish it was more...but dh has a really busy schedule...but he did make sunday fun we went on a day trip to the zoo..just the three of us and to make things better the zoo was free!! lol
 

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I'm home with three kids and we do something social every day. Actually, we just moved to a new neighborhood with lots of little ones and have been double-booked with play dates for the last few days. My oldest dd (4 yo) loves it but it's starting to wear me down a little bit. It's great living so connected to all of our friends but I struggle with the errands part. They usually get saved for the weekend when I leave dh home with the kids and run around by myself for a few hours. It may sound good but it sucks being away from everyone for so long and Monday comes again before I know it. As I type this, I'm thinking I should get off the computer and run to the plant nursery now while everyone is awake from naps! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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MIL is a reading specialist and jobshares so she has M and TU off, and we usually leave DS with her for date night on Monday and have lunch w/her on Tuesday.<br><br>
Wednesday is DSS soccer practice, which DS and I sometimes go to and sometimes not, but DH usually does.<br><br>
Thursday is midwives appt (only a few more weeks of that, though), Friday is errand day to get ready for Shabbat that evening.<br><br>
Sat AM is DSS soccer game, Sun AM is often a family brunch w/ ILs and more.<br><br>
My only complaint is that is seems that all our "out" is based around eating in restaurants, which is great right now, at 9 months preg, but is also very tiring and rather against my stayathomish values. (great word, eh?)
 
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