As Lennox gets older, I’m realizing more and more the importance of getting on the floor and actually playing with him. Or getting into the ball pit with him for that matter! Sometimes I feel like after bottle, then breakfast, feeding the dogs, finally feeding myself, dishes, changing poopy diaper, going to the bathroom myself and finally drinking my cold coffee 😬it’s time for a nap already. BUT- getting on the floor and playing with Lennox is number one. I was talking with my hubby and he was saying the dishes can wait. Clean up later. Len wants to play and it’s so important for me to give us together time. Because I’m with Lennox all day when I’m not working, it gets challenging to get everything done. He’s a pretty good napper, but every day is different. One day he may sleep for 20 minutes. The next nap 2 hours. So I’m jumping to get as much done as possible while he sleeps. But I do have to reply to emails and make phone calls when he’s awake too which makes me feel sooooo guilty. I’ve chosen not to get a nanny the days I’m not working so we can spend quality time together, yet I feel guilty getting on the computer or phone while he’s wanting to play. It’s all about balance and I’ve struggled with it for the last 11 months. I don’t think a day has gone by where I haven’t felt guilt. Ughhh. Mom guilt is so hard for me. Do you feel this way too? Are you going thru any of the emotions I am experiencing? Feedback and advice are appreciated.
Meanwhile, I’ve created a super fun space for Lennox to play and use his imagination. He’s able to crawl around and learn from his toys or the tupperware and wooden spoons I’ve given him to play with- and let’s be honest, those are his favorite toys. Lol! My favorite thing to do is get into his ball pit and laugh with him. We toss balls around, clap and just get silly. He loves it. I love it! Our particular ball pit is actually from Poland!! I found Misioo on Instagram and love what was made for Lennox. All her pits are custom and beautiful. If you’re looking for an affordable and faster way to get a ball pit, check out the ones I’ve found. I also added some of Lennox’s favorite toys to this list!
As I remember the importance of playing with my little guy, I hope you do as well. We are their teachers- I can’t even believe I’m writing this! Omg, what a blessing and what a responsibility! Wow, our kids lives are in the palm of our hands… I promise to strive to do my best. Again, loving advice welcome. Please keep any negativity to yourselves. This is a forum for supportive people, supportive and loving parents!
Cheers to getting dirty and on the floor with our littles💙👶🏼💗👶🏼
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