I know I am not alone here... I am by myself tonight with my recently turned 3 year old daughter. I should also mention that tonight I am trying to study because I am not concerned with the super bowl! Her father was so here I am. I feel guilty leaving her to entertain herself but I also am in nursing school after all and somehow have to get through this...
We have already switched activities several times. She now wants to play a game on the Wii her dad plays with her but as he is not home, she wants ME to play. Besides the fact I do not know how to play Metroid or whatever is on there, I really can't be playing video games instead of studying. I keep having to turn down her offers to play with her and it makes me a little bit sadder each time. If only I could REALLY get her to understand the importance of what I am trying to accomplish at her young age. So I try my best not to get frustrated when she interrupts the lecture I am listening every 5-10 minutes.
At this point I feel like I either am a bad parent, or a bad student. But nursing school is all about finding a balance right? Now in my second semester as a sophomore, I am finding that I have to up the studying. I am also finding that with a three year old in her developmental stage I have to up the involvement factor significantly and answer "why?" after every statement I make.
Any ideas fellow parents? It is not always like this, but at these times I feel guilty. And of course I have an exam and a quiz tomorrow. Can the super bowl NOT be the day before an exam next year????!