NotSoObvious Posted July 15, 2012 Share Posted July 15, 2012 Confession time. I'm having a hard time finding balance as my girls get older and need me less. Well, I suppose not less, but just in a different way. They will be 10 this summer and are becoming more independent. They can do chores, entertain themselves, pick out their own clothes... And I'm having trouble figuring out what to do with my time! We are renting a tiny two bedroom house for another year, so there isn't much to do in the way of home keeping. I'm feeling very lazy and I hate that my girls are seeing me spend so much time on the computer and just being generally idle. I could and should be interacting with them more, listening to their stories when they do come to me, maybe cooking more? Those are things I know make them feel loved. I just can't seem to figure it out right now. Perhaps it's this lazy summer schedule, too. I've never been so excited for school to start so I can feel useful again. Ok. So there is my whine. This was also only my second year of not teaching first grade in ps and I think that is part of it too. I'm just used to a lot more chaos and neediness. How do you contribute to your kids when they are too old to need you every second of the day? Oh, and my husband is gone every other week for work, so it's just the three of us for much of the time. Just looking for..., I don't know... Encouragement? A kick in the pants? Your daily schedule? Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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