Don’t Have Stay At Home Kids

[twitter]There’s something to be said for keeping your kids at home and having the parents do all the child rearing. It’s an amazing thing for one parent to be able to stay home and be the caregiver.

It was a luxury we couldn’t afford in Vancouver, but in Calgary we were going to try and make it work. However something has happened in the past month we’ve been here. Zacharie has gotten bored. With Jen wrapped up in the second to second care of a newborn, our toddler has probably watched a little too much tv and his socialization has slipped.

Sure it’s great to have a parent at home, but the thing we noticed about Zacharie being in daycare, versus our friends who stayed home to raise their children, was that Zacharie was much better adjusted to playing with other kids. He’s great at sharing. He’s eager to meet new friends and he plays really well with others. And now that he’,home with his parents, he’s missing out.

A new season at your local community centre has arrived and the program guides are being mailed out. If you didn’t notice it in the mail, call them up and find out what’s coming up in the spring. We’ve registered Zacharie for gym classes, sing-a-longs, tumble time and arts and crafts. The classes run for 90 minutes in the morning and it’s a chance for Z to get back and hang with his peeps. And they’re not expensive. $60 for 6 weeks of classes and we’ve got him in 2 different ones each week.

Just because you’ve chosen to be a stay at home parent, doesn’t mean your children should be stay at home too. Get them out, make some friends and change up their routine.

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  1. jenny June 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    I have always called myself a Stay at Home Mom who doesn’t stay at home. Can’t do it….I’d get too stir crazy!

  2. jenny June 6, 2010 at 5:11 am

    I have always called myself a Stay at Home Mom who doesn’t stay at home. Can’t do it….I’d get too stir crazy!

  3. jenny June 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I have always called myself a Stay at Home Mom who doesn't stay at home. Can't do it….I'd get too stir crazy!

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