My DD is exhausting me
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|Wed, 05-21-2003 - 10:26am|
Which is my other problem, when her 6 year old DS gets home from school, the fights start immediately. They start out playing with each other but within 5 minutes they are crying & fighting with each other. I'm at my wits end. If I try to split them up & read or play with one, the other one gets mad & tries to get involved so the one I'm with gets mad & says no, the other cant play with us & it's just a major battle. It's always a fight, no matter what I do or what they do.
Also, (if this werent enough) my DD can be snotty. I have a playdate set up with one little girl but it's been a struggle. Sometimes she wants to play with her, other times I have to force her to go to the girls house, or if the girl comes here, I might end up playing with the little girl because my DD doesnt want to play with her (there's definitely not an issue with the girl being a brat or anything like that). I don't want to try to get more playmates for her because she just doesnt want anything to do with new kids, she won't make the effort to play with them or meet them.
I'm really at my wits end here. I have her signed up for pre-school in Sept but that's a long way away & meanwhile, I'm struggling with how to handle her. Are the rest of you spending your days playing with your kids? Am I a lousy mom if I don't want to play & want to encourage them to play with others or with themselves?