Now that I have been a SAHM for a week, I feel that I can make some sweeping generalizations and offer loads of advice. Hot damn, staying home would be so amazing without children. I digress, being with LO more is great and she is so funny and sweet. Um BUT girlfriend is testing ME big time to establish how we are going to play this staying home all the time game. I took it as an awesome sign when I had to establish a time out step within two hours of waking on our first morning together. She has been acting like it is a big party and I am there to set-up and clean-up her projects which change every 15 minutes. PAINT! WATER TABLE! SCOOTER! PLAY DOH! PUZZLE! I'M HUNGRY! HOLD ME! I FARTED! I know that she will calm down in a few weeks and we will establish a routine but there is a major power struggle going on. She told me tonight that she was going to change my diaper and I should sleep in her crib and she would sleep in my bed. I really had no idea that such STRONG opinions about the world could be formed in a mere two years.
Ironically her school called and offered her a spot in their "stay and play" program yesterday which is two hours three days a week. YES PLEASE. Last week, I would have told you that we would keep her home for another year but this is a good transition as you stay with the kids until they are ready for you to leave. Could be weeks or months, I am thinking days but we will see. It is an afternoon class which I had passed on a different afternoon class a few months ago BUT this one is shorter and I opted to only do it three days. She has been asking about school as we skipped summer session so I know that she will be excited. It also relieves a little of my stress as I would have had to commit to a year with the other program and this you commit quarterly. I still have no clue where we will move BUT I have preschool if we stay in this general area.
Also, I know it is early in the game to say this BUT I may hate the park. This feeling of park hating has been festering for awhile and I just really have to say that the park and I are not the best of friends. It's sweaty and sandy and general grossness with no cold alcoholic beverages. I am sure that I just violated some great mom rule but there you have it. THE PARK SUCKS.
I will be sharing more of my SAHM wisdom later but I have to say that not being paid to waste time and blog kind of blows.
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