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    Default SAHMs, what do you do all day?

    And no, I'm not taking a dig
    I am a SAHM to my 21 month old, and I am bored out of my mind. I adore him, and I am truly, so grateful that I've been able to stay home with him for his entire life so far...but I'm going insane, and it's about to start all over again, I'm due to be induced in 2 and a bit weeks
    I'm busy (and I know I'm about to get a whole lot busier), and there's always stuff to do around the house...but most days I still feel so bored I could cry.
    I do things with DS, tidy, do the washing, the dishes etc...but those things don't take up the whole day, and I find that every single day seems to drag on. Sometimes I count down the minutes until I can go to bed, just so I can listen to some music, or read a book, and not be bored for 10 minutes before I pass out
    I don't have my license, I have zero friends, and I'm saving every cent I can...so the places I can go are pretty limited. I start studying next year (from home, lol), and I never thought I would say this - I am aching to start again!
    I've been at home since the beginning of my first pregnancy, and I just don't know what to do with myself anymore.

    So, what do you do all day?

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    I find I am FAR busier now I have school aged children.

    I wake up before them, about 6am and do 30-45 mins on the cross trainer. Then I have a shower and make the kids lunch boxes. Then I put the washing machine on. After they are up, they have breakfast, and then I clean breakfast up while they get ready for school. Bus comes at 8.30am, then I have breakfast while I catch up on facebook, BH etc. I then hang the washing.Then I Then DD2 and I either go to her swimming lesson, or shopping, or a play date, or I catch up on book work or generally just organise things ie. today I ordered DD1 birthday party invitations, booked the dog in to be desexed and update DH's resume. Then I have lunch with DD2 and then I fold the washing and have a tidy. Then it is 2pm and I leave for the school after which we are out at either dancing, swimming or tutoring until 5.30pm. Then we do 30 mins of homework, then the kids have baths while I prepare dinner and then dinner, clean up and kids in bed at 7.30pm. Then I make DH and I dinner and eat and clean up. I sit down around 8.30pm then I watch TV until 10pm and then bed.

    I was just thinking this morning I would LOVE a couple of more hours in the day!!!!

    Sunday is MY day, I always go shopping or to the movies etc.

    If I had friends (new to town), we would probably socialise at least one night on the weekend, a BBQ etc.

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    I'm not a full time SAHM, but when i was I made sure we had an outing every day. Twice a week to rhyme time at the library, once a week mother's group/playgroup and the other days either play dates, visiting mum/MIL, zoo, museum, shopping, swimming, cafes etc. Then we also went to the playground every afternoon. So there was always stuff to do. Try getting out of the house at least a few times a week, I do find the days drag heaps if we don't do anything. We don't have a lot of money for lots of activities, but there's lots of free stuff to do with a toddler, even going to the train station and watching the trains come and go can be an exciting day!

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    I had a very lazy day today! We walked my neice up to school, came home and played ( I watched tv when he napped!) went to lunch with my SIL, took DS to the park on the way home, he spent most of the late afternoon playing in the lounge room ( too cold outside) while I cooked dinner until DH got home!
    Usually though I'll do housework in the morning, we got out to either kindermusik, gymbaroo or play dates, eat lunch out home by 2, he naps for 2 hours and I'll start dinner, he plays at home and watches plays school til DH gets home at 6.30 , for me , it's a pretty easy day every day, most of my friends and sisters/in laws don't work full time - I found work and dealing with clients a lot harder , I'm dreading next week however as I have to go back to work 3 days a week!
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    One week out of two my older boy is here, and I agree with pp, far busier with school aged kids!! I try to clean but most of my day is spent holding my 8 week old. I drive an hour in the mornings to get ds1 to school, and an hour in the afternoon. On Thursdays he has soccer which doesn't finish until 7, we aren't home until 8/8:30.

    Majority of my day is spent with a baby and a toddler. A constant routine of feed, change sleep. Never ends!

    But.... I'm bored too, and am beginning study in July again. I can't handle it. It's not so much boredom, I think it's more that we need something for ourselves. One thing that's mine and mine alone

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    I clean, all day and idk how come I get nowhere

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    After I get back from the school run, I do bits of housework in between playing with DS2. We might go and visit my SIL or go to the park, go shopping etc.

    The other morning he spotted an excavator on the way to school so on the way home from dropping off DS1, we stopped on the side of the road and watched the excavator for half an hour.

    Little things like that to keep the little ones amused and get yourself out of the house.

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    For me, calling myself a SAHM was a laugh cause I was never home! Even with a newborn! My ds was in Kinder, so last year he needed to be taken to/from Kinder 3 days a week, then he had playgroup on another weekday and on the last day of the week we usually ending up doing something out & about.

    When my ds was a bub I was home for 14 months and I tried to get out of the house every 2nd day. That gave me time at home to do 'stuff' and gave my ds a chance to rest whenever he needed it, etc. We went to Mother's Group, a mum's group at my church, walks to the park, shopping, etc.

    I work 1 day a week now and as my ds is in Kinder 5 days a week this year we're rarely home. My dd gets dragged all over the place, but she doesn't mind. My ds loves just walking around in the streets looking at Autumn leaves now and of course he loves looking at trains. But he also likes buses and still talks about a 5 minute bus trip my Mum took him on a couple of months ago. He goes to swimming once a week and my dd goes to Playgroup once a week.

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    Like Fearless said, we get out of the house every day.

    Usually first thing in the morning we will do housework. Then kindergym, playdate, playgroup, etc. Home around 11 for a nap and lunch and then I try to go somewhere in the afternoon too. Today we just went to the park, we could go to the supermarket or shopping centre, visit relatives, or go to the library. We don't spend much time hanging out and home and when we do it draaags, plus the house gets really messy really quickly.

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    Clean clean and more clean. And when I'm done 5 mins later I need to start again! But today I just say their really coz I couldn't do anything much but when I'm not hobble mum we draw go to the park, ride the bikes outside watch movies play hide in the cuboard even tho mum said not to, then they also play fight (I don't no where da got it from but he pretends to punch and goes boom boom when eer he does)


 

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