Friday, May 18, 2012

Little Miss (Lack of) Independence

I feel like for the past 6 months or so Isabella has morphed from a very dependent little girl into one that will not play by herself for two seconds no way no how.  I mean she'll literally follow me around the house from room to room all day long.  And it's not that I don't play with her, I'll totally get on the floor and play a mean game of memory.  We pretend.  We craft.  We make obstacle courses. And I try to get her out and about as much as possible since I'm apparently an epic fail at producing a playmate.

But honestly, it's not my job to play with her from sun up to sundown.  It's good for her to have some modicum of independent.  It's good for me to be able to have a cup of coffee or make a phone call without her yipping "mommy, mommy, moooooommmmmmmy" over and over again.  I'm well aware that there are women who have no problem sacrificing every waking moment to play princess dress up with their children, but I'm not one of them.

I'm really at a loss for what to do.  It's hard to just ignore her especially since the whining can literally pierce my eardrums.  I don't know, what's going on, but if you see me, there's an excellent chance you'll see my wee one trailing behind me.
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lady gray said...

i have no wisdom for you. Elliot has been this way since he sprang from my womb.

i can sneak in a minute or two of cleaning here and there, but mostly i'm cleaning while talking him through whatever game he is trying to play with me.

so now i'll lurk here to see if anyone has wisdom for us. :)

imavera said...

We're going through the same thing! It's exhausting, and it's harder when they used to be independent! I'm not sure what happened, but I want him to be able to entertain himself again!!

Ioana-Carmen said...

Nice darling! Check my blog and...maybe you wanna folloow each other? kisses from Romania ;)

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