I love spending time with my kids but I run out of things to do with them. My oldest is easy to entertain with books, stickers, puzzles, or drawing. But it’s harder to do things with my 11 month old. And when I am trying to help my oldest with a puzzle Sweet Pea wants to be involved. But she steals pieces and annoys Princess. I miss the days where Sweet Pea wasn’t mobile. If we move where Sweet Pea can’t reach the pieces she feels left out and cries. It's hard to meet both their needs at the same time sometimes. We did have fun with a mini dance party although Princess was disappointed that there was no cake at this party.
By the time I made dinner, I couldn't wait for them to go to bed. It took a couple of tries to get Sweet Pea down but when she finally fell asleep I relaxed on the couch to de-stress. I know that I am lucky to be a stay at home mom but I feel guilty that I don't love every moment of it.
Then I watched CSI: New York where a mother tragically lost her daughter. Watching that reminded me not to take time with my kids for granted. I shouldn’t complain when there are mothers who want nothing more than just one more day with their kids.
With that in mind, I’m determined to have a better day tomorrow. Even as hard as today was, there were definitely fun moments as well. I took some pictures of the better moments.
(You can see how Princess gets her nickname. She always manages to change into a princess outfit)
I'd love to hear suggestions on what activities/games I could play with my 11 month old or preferably with both girls.