I have a 2.5 year old and a 2 month old. I really struggle having the energy to do everything. I feel like I live on the couch. What are some things that help you get through the tough days?
I have a four year old Very Active son, and I have mommy time activities he can draw a piece of paper out of a jar to see which activity. I have all of them be what I know I can do most of the time. If he wants to do something I’m not up to I bargain one activity for another or we do this when I’m feeling better. Here are some of the activities: movie time, story time, magazine time, craft time, look and find books, coloring together, outside time ( I go out and watch while sitting on something), cuddle time, etc...
I'm the same. I have a 3 year old and 1 year old. They are so full of energy and constantly fighting. My son is now at an age where he understands if I tell him mummys back is really hurting today he is gentler and that's why I can't play with him as much. But I often let him just play all over me Eventhough most of it hurts. At one point I pretty much stayed on the floor constantly just so I could interact with them more. But I do make sure to always do bedtime as it's our special time and I tell them a million times a day I love them. And on good days I try to get out even if it's just to Costa to get some food or to ASDA with a cafe so we can have lunch out.
Sorry to say, I had the same problems when my children were younger. I even often times had to pull off the rode when I was driving and pretend to have something I wanted to show my kids.
The sad part is that now that my children are grown, many of their memories was of "mom laying on the couch". Try your best to engage your tiredness as games so that you don't get the double whammy of hearing about your life through their eyes. Make tents and play "Fort" or read books. Anything that allows you to lay down as part of the game.
They now understand why mommy was always laying down, but it makes me feel bad.
I have the same issue. I feel like I live on my bed, my youngest is 2 1/2 so we have playtime in his room while i lounge on his bed(twin bed). I can't breath well out doors so it's typical quick in and out play time.
I have multiple monthly appts which are a challenge to do alone. Don't beat yourself up taking it moment by moment is okay.