Saturday, January 23, 2010

PLAY BY YOURSELF!

Oh, daughter, PLEASE just give me ONE SECOND of free time and PLAY BY YOURSELF.

I don't understand why it is so hard. The minute I walk away to do something, anything, pee, check my e-mail, clean up around the house a bit, did I mention pee? ... you find the need to start getting into anything and everything, BUT what we were playing with together.

Like today. Right now. I opened up some play foam (!?!) and we're having fun. I decided to clean for a minute or two, create a new cat from the shedded fur on our floor, and check my e-mail to see if someone is coming by to pick up non-perishables I am donating to be sent to Haiti. And you cannot sit still. WHY? Why not? Just asking for a few moments here. Not that much, ya know? Just SIT DOWN and play. Leave the dog alone. Close the (you pick one) pantry, fridge, back door. Stop climbing things, asking for snacks and hanging onto my every move. Please. PLEASE. Pretty please?

Signed with love,
** Mommy about to check herself into a psychiatric ward just for a few days of peace and quiet.


15 comments:

Brittney said...

Ha we all have those days!!

Existential Waitress said...

I hear ya sister! This is why we refer to my daughter as a "Baby Mommy Stalker." LOL.

Adoption of Jane said...

I'm right there with ya!

Arizona Mamma said...

I feel ya! I can't even poop in peace.

Peterson Family said...

I used to tell Hubs that I was going into rehab...30 days..no kids. LOL

~Lori

Unknown Mami said...

I feel your pain.

mudmama said...

So with ya on this one :)

Traci said...

Honey, I am RIGHT there with you!
:-)

Cynthia said...

I remember those days! It's hard when they are hanging on you every minute. The good news is that the hanging DECREASES but the capacity to make a mess INCREASES as they age.

Yaya said...

Hehe! I often have that feeling with the kids I nanny for!

Tracie said...

I yi yi. My oldest was the world's worst. I have a basement full of toys because I kept searching for the magical one that would make him play by himself.

Michele said...

Okay... the more I hear about her, the more I think that Trinity and your daughter we seperated at birth (how would that happen?? - that made no sense) But, you know what I mean!! LOL

I feel your pain... I cannot even sit down to pee without her saying,
"Mommy? (blah, blah, blah) "

Drives me crazy.
Check out Theta Mom today, good plan if you don't already have one...

http://www.thetamom.com/2010/01/i-have-a-chotchkie-drawer-and-i-know-how-to-use-it/

blueviolet said...

Then inevitably when we feel like playing, they're happily ensconced in their own little worlds. Ugh!

Theta Mom said...

Alright girl, what you need is a solid time out for YOURSELF! How old is your daughter? Mine is 16 months and she NEVER leaves me alone...so I came up with the idea of a "forced" time out for myself...My hubs takes the kids and I either shop, go for coffee, whatever...ALONE! I started a meme on my blog, would love for you to join us, I think you need it! I am not doing it weekly, it's just once a month and the first one is this Thursday...I'll leave you the link if you want to check it out.

And hang in there! I get those days a lot and I am right there with you!

http://www.thetamom.com/2010/01/are-you-in-at-theta-mom/

This Mama Works It! said...

WOW sounds exactly like my 2 year old. She NEVERS plays independently. My 5 year old was the complete opposite when she was little. She would play for hours coloring or with her dolls. So I guess I was spoiled with her. But my two year old is te complete opposite. So I feel you for sure!

I am a follower of you as well!!

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