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Stay at home moms...

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    cnhay5posted 8 years ago

    What do you find is the most difficult thing to get done with little ones around?

    1. _cheryl_ profile image81
      _cheryl_posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For me, it's most of the things that you want to get done around the house from dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. In addition to writing, reading, even excersising. Not that I don't get it done, but I have to involve my 3yr. old in everything that I do, or else he does anything and everything to interrupt or stop me from what I'm doing. LOL! His world revolves aroung him right now, so I'm slowly introducing him to being his own individual and getting him to enjoy his time without me by his side all day...wish me luck! smile

    2. vox vocis profile image82
      vox vocisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Take a shower and wash hair. You can't include them in this activity...I think.

    3. momo6kids1968 profile image60
      momo6kids1968posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      making my face up without looking like a clown!getting a bath,keeping a clean house,reading,that married thing!i have 6,
      21,18,15,6,4,2  and i'm still sane,well somewhat

    4. ambieca profile image67
      ambiecaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      almost anything really, my most most difficult would be cooking dinner and ironing!

    5. falcon64 profile image67
      falcon64posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's depend on how old they are. Mine they are 10 and 12. If they are in the house I cannot used my computer the time I want.

    6. saltz3 profile image54
      saltz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My little ones are 13 and 16...you would think that I would have all the time in the world to get all my work done now that they are older but man that's so not the case. I went from diaper changing to taxi driver, from playing peek-a-boo to breaking down Algebra problems, from cooking meals for me and my 2 daughters to becoming a chief for my 2 and 5 of their closest friends. Don't get me wrong- I enjoy every moment but there are times I'd like to clean my house and not have it trampled through by a ton off teenagers...lol

    7. Hope Wilbanks profile image70
      Hope Wilbanksposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Both my kids are in school now, but the afternoons and evenings do tend to get a little chaotic around here sometimes. The most difficult thing for me right now is when I need to study (I'm in college) and TVs are going, kids are fighting and yelling, phone's ringing, etc. I'm very much looking forward to my husband coming back home in less than 2 weeks from Iraq so we can tag team it again.

  2. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 8 years ago

    Coherent thinking.

    I'm a stay at home grandma for now. Hard to think seriously when your kid says things like: Aaagh! Grandma! There's a dead killer whale in my water bottle!

    ?! Sure, I can LAUGH all day, but no thinking happens.

    1. double_frick profile image59
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this
  3. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Any type of work -- I'd rather be actively playing or entertaining them.  big_smile

    1. karenlee profile image57
      karenleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thats the way to let go--let go of the work load(you'll only spin out over not getting it done or done right)  And just be with the kids entertaining -performing Teaching...all in fun ways--That is good work--too.

  4. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    My little ones are 14 and 19!  The most difficult thing to get done is writing and finding time for us all to eat dinner together!

  5. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Take time to read books -- grown up books, that is.

    1. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I did miss that when mine were young.  I'd escape to my room some nights just so I could read a big girl book smile

      1. Ivorwen profile image73
        Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's just what I did last night!

        1. Jane@CM profile image61
          Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Good for you!

      2. pigfish profile image61
        pigfishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I used to hide in the laundry room to read.

  6. Veronica Allen profile image71
    Veronica Allenposted 8 years ago

    reading and doing research

  7. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Like you've already said -- read. 

    And write.  Find it difficult to write a few paragraphs here and there and knit it all together so it makes sense and flows.

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    tequilarosemama4posted 8 years ago

    to go shopping when they are sleepy or sick. or even get any work done around the house when they cling to you.

  9. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 8 years ago

    For me it was cooking--I'd be holding a fussy newborn son, while my 15 month old daughter was hanging on my leg, wanting to be held...it happened every evening when I went into the kitchen...lol

    Gosh, I miss those days...big_smile

    1. Mama Sez profile image72
      Mama Sezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, that's happening to me in some days. It's a relief when at least one of them is asleep.

  10. Leenie Pooh profile image61
    Leenie Poohposted 8 years ago

    There's an entire list of things that are difficult to do with a young one hanging onto your ankles but if I had to pick THE MOST DIFFICULT I would say it's going to the bathroom. I would have to run the water in the sink to be able to go. Silly, I know, but that's life smile

  11. Lana Helmy profile image59
    Lana Helmyposted 8 years ago

    I would say to sit at the dinner table. I don't remember when last time i ate in peace yikes)Even after having her dinner my 16 months old, must try everything on my plate and steal all cucumbers from my salad.

  12. SandyMcCollum profile image69
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    With my grand daughter it's talking on the phone. She will start anything as soon as I say hello!

  13. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
    jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

    how about dads? i'm staying at home - temporarily hopefully.

    and i CAN'T DO A FRIGGIN' THING while they're awake.

    my little devils are a 9 month old daughter and a 3yr old son.

    the only breaks i get are when i take a piss.

    you women folk must have superpowers.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are a lucky man-- many men don't know this because they have never had the experience.

      Getting to do anything without being interrupted for a 'need', is an experience some mothers have never known.  My mom used to tell me "It is time to go out in the backyard and play". I would have rather stayed in with her, to see what she was doing... but "it was time", so I went.

    2. Dame Scribe profile image61
      Dame Scribeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A song was done bout that big_smile Mr. Mom , nice one too.

    3. pigfish profile image61
      pigfishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love your honesty Jonathanacosta!  Women have to sit down to piss, which usually takes at least a few seconds longer than men standing to piss.  These few extra seconds of rest and escape from our little ones is the secret to our superpowers.

  14. Sab Oh profile image53
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    Moms are the reason we have any civilization at all!

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    lifting things, moving things, and hard cleaning...I am physically disabled and can not do any of these things anymore, it hurts me inside , but I only have one child, a teenager, who will help if she has too.... I would still be on a payroll if I could be .

  16. marieryan profile image85
    marieryanposted 8 years ago

    When my kids were small, the greatest fear I had was using the iron when they were awake. (That meant I had a GREAT excuse not to iron!) I'm now looking for another excuse as they are both at college now.....I'll think of something! Just give me time!

  17. taganisted profile image66
    taganistedposted 8 years ago

    Anything in the kitchen, my daughter's one and she throws a tantrum whenever i go in there as there's a child gate across the door so she can't come in.

  18. K Partin profile image58
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    I salute any stay at home mom! If you can afford to stay home with your kids more power to ya! It is one tuff job!! smile But rewarding......

  19. Polly C profile image89
    Polly Cposted 8 years ago

    I think you can do most things, apart from maybe have a shower - it's just that everything takes about 10 times longer so you will not achieve very much! For me the thing I find the hardest is probably helping my older child with homework, as the little one keeps butting it and concentration is difficult.