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If you're a parent of more then one child, What do you do to unwind when you hav

  1. lindiesl profile image59
    lindieslposted 5 years ago

    If you're a parent of more then one child, What do you do to unwind when you have a spare minute?

  2. Tari profile image59
    Tariposted 5 years ago

    I find it difficult to unwind when I find myself interested in so many different things other than caring for my children. I like to write, I like to read, I like to sing and play guitar, I like to sew, embroider and I like to draw amongest a number of things to do when I have a spare minute. Maybe I need to work out how to just be still for a moment or two, or learn to unwind after 'unwinding'

  3. Traci21 profile image68
    Traci21posted 5 years ago

    Drink a cup a coffee and write (that is my morning)
    Play a game with my husband, and watch a few shows (that is my evening)

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    My "unwind time" is in the late evening once the kids are in bed and the dog has had his walk. Then I watch a movie and perhaps have an adult beverage!

  5. Mr Archer profile image91
    Mr Archerposted 5 years ago

    Read, write, enjoy a movie (sometimes in pieces, it seems), or take a drive with my wife. Sometimes, those moments are just that: a moment long. Enjoy them as they come. Someday, they will be longer.

  6. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 5 years ago

    Well when I do get the time...I may take a nap...surf the Internet or read or play games on my Kindle.....but life as a mom is ever so changing.

  7. adjkp25 profile image91
    adjkp25posted 5 years ago

    When our kids were little down time was tough to find.  We usually had something else to do around the house after we put them down for the night.  It seemed like we usually just watched TV, read the paper or some magazines.

    Now that they are both teenagers we still have stuff to do but they have activities too like baseball with our son or some horse related thing for our daughter.

    The good thing about them being older is they can help out now so we put them to work doing chores, the spare minutes are still minimal though.

  8. lilwaterlily profile image60
    lilwaterlilyposted 5 years ago

    I have 4 children,  when I have a spare minute, I read.  That helps me a lot.  I look forward to the evenings, when the kids are asleep, that's mine and my husbands time to ourselves.  Sometimes, we do our own thing,  he plays video games, while I read, and other times we focus on each other.  Unwinding is what I look forward to.

  9. Recently Awakened profile image61
    Recently Awakenedposted 5 years ago

    I either meditate for a few minutes or read a book in the bath tub. Both of these activities are so relaxing!

  10. Anne Pettit profile image72
    Anne Pettitposted 5 years ago

    If you cannot put them to bed, take them to a park, and turn them loose on the equipment.  Then, play a game on your cell phone.  Even big kids like to go to parks.

  11. lindiesl profile image59
    lindieslposted 5 years ago

    My children are 9, 4 and 6 months. some days I can get them all asleep by 8:30 -9:00 but there are those times when the entire day was thrown out of wack. Some nights I just spend my 'Free Time' (as I call it) cleaning the house. lol I can't relax in a messy home. They are all pretty good girls though. I enjoy my time with my husband at night, watching a movie but if he is working, I tend to work too. I either paint, work on a cake (if I have an order) or write. I think I need a little more unwind time, like a glass of wine and a bubble bath but that never seems to be on my list. Maybe I need to learn to stop and breath once in a while.

 
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