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Today I'll be alone

Nov 07, 2015 1:21 PM

Wow it's Saturday and I'm in the house alone with my 3 year old. I really have no one else besides my husband and brother. My husband is working and my 20year old brother has plans with his friends. I know he doesn't want to spend every weekend with his sick sister and her toddler.
I'm super antsy and my anxiety has skyrocketed because I realized I'll have to spend another day alone in the house. Stupid cabin fever. I have no one to text or call or visit or anything. I can't even find a friend for my son. So crazy.
Sorry I'm just venting.

Nov 07, 2015 3:47 PM

We're here. Please ... no need to apologize.

Breathe. Think about the things you can be grateful for.

Maybe try to get the kid to teach YOU something. Lord knows we have to unlearn some of our pain pathways!!

Nov 07, 2015 4:09 PM

Play with your baby! Want some ideas? Toilet paper mummies breaking out, painting the sidewalk w water, do a craft to help both your brains! Have you ever heard of Mops.org? It's huge when our kids are 0-6yrs. Other moms to support each other is huge!! Hugs

Nov 07, 2015 5:12 PM

Please, Laysha, you never have to apologize for how your are feeling. I'm sure you're a great Mom and that you have been holding down the fort today. If you ever are in a jam and feel worried that you're alone, shoot me an e-mail and I'll chat with you to get you through. I know that it's on another thread but here is my e-mail address. Ladygirl94@aol.com (Feel free to send me a-mail if you need or want to). Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers that you can find some peace and your anxiety calms down. 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Nov 08, 2015 8:08 PM

Laysha, 3 year olds can be challenging, especially with their high energy. Keeping them entertained can be broken up with reading short stories, listening & singing with "kids song CDs", and simple things like coloring, playing matching card games (usually ages 2-4), play cooking & tea parties, and dress up. These were ways I tried to entertain my children. I hope you were able to get through yesterday. I'm sorry I wasn't on here yesterday to give you suggestions. 🙏🌼

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