I unfortunately have to use my phone for work ( trade off of not having to go into office all day) so I am on it returning emails/calls a lot but i do turn it off at meal times and if it's just DS and I at the park as I do think he deserves all my attention at those times
if he is playing with friends and I'm with other mums I sometimes check emails or take calls if I have to but shop/bubhub like I am
Now when he is asleep , in the afternoon or at night
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12-03-2013 13:23 #51
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12-03-2013 13:33 #52
I am very lucky to be a stay at home mummy but I pull out my phone to bubhub etc so that I can actually use my brain to read and think about something that will keep my brain slightly engaged in an adult level so I don't go insane with boredom. I watch and interact with DD at the park etc but that doesn't mean I need to be giving her my undivided attention for the while time we are there. If there are other children around for her to play with then I would prefer to encourage her to play with them anyway. At the moment it's 37degrees in melbourne so we are chilling at home DD is watching a movie whist I bubhub. Does that make me a bad mother? No it means I know when we both need down time. Technology is the way of the works and I don't see a point in fighting against it. Like others I pay my bills, shop and other jobs etc from the Internet and that gives me a lot more free time than my mother ever had for me.
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12-03-2013 13:51 #56
But getting down a pretending to be a train on a track? No thanks. I will do it for a minute and then get back up. I love kids but have no interest in pretending to be a dinosaur.
Same with DP. I will go out and socialise with her friends etc but I won't go and see one of the boring sci fi/fantasy movies with her, she does it herself. Just as she won't come to ikea with me just to look, but she still comes to dinner with my family even if she doesn't want to.
12-03-2013 13:54 #57
My kids play almost entirely independent of me, but I don't find what they are doing mundane and annoying, even if it's something I'm not interested in, that they are doing it is the pull.
Does that make sense?
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