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What are the weekends like for your only child? Do they always have other kids around or do they spend their time with you? Do they seem happy? I feel like I try and arrange plays for DD as often as I can but we have lived here less than a year and don't have loads of people to call on. Some weekends she only hangs out with me which is nice but I feel a bit sorry for her, she seems bored and god she acts so grown up from being with an adult so much.
On weekends we take DS to the playground and hope that there are other kids there for him to play with. We often stay with family for a night and take him to the play cafe. Most of the time its just us and him though and he gets extremely bored, he is so more than ready for kindy, but it is still 6 months away!
Unless Keiara is at Preschool or School this year she doesn't really see any other kids.
We don't get invited to be with family or family events so we are at the park, pool, bowling, timezone, zoo ect
It just depends how much money I have on the weekend.
I am looking forward to bubs growing up so Keiara can finally have a child to play with.
We often catch up with family when DH has weekends off or we go out and do things as a family, when it's just the two of us she alternates between playing happily independently and harassing me because she is "bored"!:laughing:
I find things like craft or cooking really help pass the time and she seems really content afterwards.
Ds spends two days a week at daycare and two mornings a week at ecdu so the weekend he is with me it is just time together. Usually we will go to the park/beach and do food shopping and other than that we di stuff at home. I have no idea who he sees every second weekend when he is with his dad.
My son's only 16 months, but if we have another child, it'll be years away, so it's something I often think about.
At the moment, he just loves hanging out with us, but I need to make an effort to make some friends for him for when he's older.
He doesn't have any cousins, and most people we know don't have children, so it's a bit hard on the weekends.
He likes watching other kids, though, so we take him to the park.
We go away and visit people on weekends a fair bit. Otherwise we do things with her friends or she has friends over here.
We have busy weekends. This weekend she's got one of her sports on Saturday morning, athletics meeting (kids are playing games) on Saturday afternoon, church Sunday morning, Labour Party meeting Sunday afternoon and she'll have her friend over at some time who lives near us. Last weekend we were out of town from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.
We'll have a break one weekend and just do not much, but don't know when that will be! :laughing:
I have a 20 month old daughter and we moved here when I was pregnant with her and didn't know a soul! The first year was lonelier than the second, now we have some great friends with kids so have catch-ups with them and we go to weekly playgroup and weekly mothers group, and go to the park at least once a week. So DD has quite a bit of time to play with other kids, and she loves it.
Perhaps try organising a bubhub meet-up in your area to try and find some ittle playmates. Good luck.
Our weekends aren't busy or over the top... We normally spend a Lot if time at dp's parents place and DD just loves her grandmother to death! So she will take her out for the day most weekends or out on the family boat... Some weekends we'll come too others they'll have some time together. Me and do both adore her company and are quite happy to do nothing so long as we are together :D
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