Kids are Older, I'm less needed... NOW wtf do I do??? lol

My kids are 6 and 9... Of course they still require me to do so much.. but when the afternoon hits and it's homework/dinner/bath/brush teeth time... I'm finding that they are less in need of me...

Which BTW is GREAT! Don't get me wrong, I've been waiting for this time when they bathe themselves pretty much... door open... I let them do their thing (with some checks and rinses of course)...and homework.. I'm close by but don't need to sit RIGHT next to them... And after dinner, they take their plates in, help clear and then go and do a craft or play with something.. and I'm finding that these bits of time really add up...

There are moments.. when it first started like this.. where I kind of wandered...not sure what to do with myself.. it's not ENOUGH time to sit down and get into writing or a hobbie and it was too much to do ... nothing...

I'm still figuring it out... When my kids are home, I'm theirs 100%... I work hard during the day so that I CAN be really WITH them... so, ti's strange... to look around and see everyone's happy and busy... And you KNOW the second I DO find something to do... or start an article or project... THAT'S when they need me...

And I'm not complaining... lol... It's just strange.. I NEVER thought this part that I looked so forward to for so long.. would be a challenge...

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    11/06/13
    8Theresa Gould
    I feel like I've been going through this for a while now but just didn't really recognize it for what it was....kind of feeling misplaced or something. Yet on a day like today when I am out and about for some one on one time with my youngest daughter, I come home to find out my little boys and my oldest boy really missed me! They are so use to having me here all the time.....maybe I should go out more often. Ha!
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    11/08/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Displaced, I meant, not misplaced. lol!
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      11/07/13
      I hope you can find something to busy yourself with. Have you thought of any hobbies that are easy to pick up and put down at a second's notice? Maybe... crochet a scarf or something if you're into that sort of thing. What about reading?

      I'm sure it's difficult, but at least it means you have been a SUCCESS as a mother. Ironic, I guess.

      Hope you find some comfort. :)
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      About Jessica
      Born: Novato, California
      Current: Sherman Oaks, California
      Birth: May 28
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      We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).