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<p>I freelance write/do my own writing for 2 hrs a day. I have a babysitter come, she's perfect and adheres to my AP stuff/no television/whatever while I'm holed up in my office. I think 2 hrs a day is fair, a solid two and the others I'm doing momma stuff</p>
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<p>The thing is, she won't leave me alone! While babysitter is holding babe she will sneak upstairs screaming mommamamaommomoma and will hug me/beg to stay. And I cave, I'm always like go have a sweet! Go do this please! I need ten more minutes PLEASE! And than the babysitter comes up and she's really apologetic and she offers paints, whatever...</p>
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<p>How can I make the two hours easier on DD? She's 3 </p>
 

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that's tough. can you go to a coffeeshop or a public library or another nearby quiet space to work? or have the babysitter take her out of the house during that time, like to the park?
 

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<p>My DS is also 3 and I know where you're coming from.  Every morning, I give DS a hug and a kiss and tell him I'm going to work. I walk out the front door.  DH (a SAHD) takes DS into the kitchen or his bedroom and I come back in and sneak into my office.  Sneaky, yes, but it works!</p>
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<p>We also have a clock that lights up so DS knows when I'm "coming home" from work.  When the bunny on the clock lights up, he knows it's time to expect me home.</p>
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<p>And really, preschool has been the biggest source of support.  We found a very progressive preschool that is highly respectful of AP (the teacher is an AP dad).  DS goes there 2-3 mornings a week and it has really helped me to get work done (well, except for right now when I have writer's block and am trying to get past it by poking around on MDC <span><img alt="thumb.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></span>).</p>
 
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