View Full Version : Just Not Feeling It Lately

03-28-2012, 07:09 AM
I am just not in the mood for this job the past few weeks. I am fine with the kids, love them all. I just don't feel like doing anything with them. I am completely unmotivated to do circle time, crafts, games - I want none of it! If they play well together all day, I just let them. Anyone else ever feel like this? I also have a sick son today, and I really just want to focus on him. I guess I need a vacation. Or a winning lottery ticket.

03-28-2012, 07:14 AM
Hun, this job IS a roller coaster! Sometimes, it is easier to simply sit back and enjoy the ride. (Just don't throw up... :ouch:)

When it is good, it is good and when it isn't so good, just hang and have a lazy day or two!

THAT is the beauty in what we do. ;) We are allowed to have "off" days and there is nothing wrong with that at all.

lil angels
03-28-2012, 07:33 AM
I feel the same way lately. Sick of all the crap like the dishes and cleaning and thinking of crafts on and on. I know though my house needs to be cleaned and dishes done any way. It has been so nice here them the temps went down like 25 degrees and the heat is back on. I am hoping that has a lot to do with it. My husband has been working 10 hr days 7 days a week right now so a lot of our normall things he does I have been trying to do myself.. I caulked the kitchen counter last night happyfaceI would have never but I am trying to keep up with things.

Anyway so for the vent done now. What I am saying I guess I am trying to say is take intone day at. Time and it should pan out andick up for you.:Sunny:

03-28-2012, 12:27 PM
[QUOTE=bunnyslippers;212339] I just don't feel like doing anything with them. I am completely unmotivated to do circle time, crafts, games - I want none of it! If they play well together all day, I just let them. Anyone else ever feel like this? [QUOTE]

I find that this feeling comes and goes for me. It usually lasts for a day or two but once in awhile, it lasts more like a week or two. Sometimes I give into it and I just let the kids free play or use the playdoh which can buy me an entire morning. Other times, I just try to power through it. The feeling does pass eventually, though, and things get back to normal. The weather we're having doesn't help - especailly after last weeks' temps!

Nobody won the Mega Millions lottery last night. Maybe you should buy one for next weeks' drawing?! ;-)

03-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Comes and goes for me too. We're on Spring Break right now (nine weekdays, ugh) and usually I have all kinds of things planned. My past school-agers got crafts, cookie making, trips, etc. Something every day. I've even made a calendar of activities once!! So one of my long-time moms asked what was planned so she could decide what days her daughter would go to Grandma's, and I had to tell her that I only planned on library day on Friday. I really hadn't given anything else any thought. I guess I lost my mojo. I sort of feel bad, but like you said, if they're playing well all day and are happy, isn't that enough?? Aren't all the crafts, activities and outings just parent pleasers??? Yeah, I'll go with that theory!! LOL

03-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Well, if we are feeling like that, I guess I can empathize with the kids as well (reluctantly). They seemed to have forgotten their "listening ears" at home this morning.

03-28-2012, 02:24 PM
When I feel like that I keep a bunch of craft-esque things around and let them use their imaginations to be creative and create whatever they want. I get a bunch of dollar store stickers, bingo markers, and construction paper and just supervise from afar- they all love being able to do what they want and spend a lot of time doing it!

Another go-to when I am feeling like not doing anything is a rice sensory box. Fill a big bin with rice, add some spoons scoops, toys, etc, put a tarp under it and they will play for at least an hour.

I do crafts 3-4 times a week and I always read a book before naptime. Otherwise I let them free play.

03-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Count me in too...I feel some days I'm not doing enough with the kids such as crafts and stuff. But with the age group I have its so hard 1yr,1yr,10mos, 19mos, 3yr,4yr, 5yr. The babies just make a mess of everything and the older kiddos can't stop fighting long enough to even take out a crayon.

I think I'm so worried about pleasing my dcp's that I loose focus on my dck's. I know this kids are all happy and well taken care of, we dance/sing/color/play and so on.

Honestly I don't like doing crafts because I know they just end up in the trash anywhoo. I only have my 19mo, 4yr, 5yr that likes during them.

03-28-2012, 06:02 PM
most of the time when I feel like this, its time to plan a vacation or new hobby to spark my interest. sometimes start exercising again.

Preschool/daycare teacher
03-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Ick, I know that feeling, OP. This has actually been one of those months for me, but luckily this week is Spring Break, and I am taking it as a real break. No planned preschool, no planned activities. And so far the weather has been beautiful, so I'm taking them outside as much as possible so they can run, yell, scream, run, yell, scream, and run all they want and I don't have to tell them to calm down! I can sit and watch, keeping an eye on them, but not being involved the whole time. I am loving that part of it, but still feeling a real need to be away from it all for a few days... and I'm usually one of those "I love my job" people who can't stand being away from their little ones.
Any chance you have a Spring Break in your near future, so you can use that as an excuse to take a break and just sit and watch them? ;)

Country Kids
03-28-2012, 07:22 PM
I know the feeling!!! I have had a hard group this year so alot of times I just don't LOVE my job like I use to.

Was very, very excited about taking Spring Break off this week to do some vacationing, organizing, cleaning, etc. Guess what-I've basically been in bed the whole break so far because of daycare parents bring sick kids to childcare when I was already not feeling well. They were all asked to only bring well children as I had missed three days of work two weeks ago from being very ill.

I'm getting worried and so is my hubby that I'm not going to be up and have the energy on Monday to reopen. I've already been on two antibiotics and only seem to be getting worse. One of my friends said to be careful that I don't go into the pneumonia stage but doctor (two different ones) said my lungs sound clear even though I cough, cough, cough.

Sorry to go off on a rant, just thinking that I'm so run down and have a hard group that is why I'm just not "into it" alot anymore.

03-28-2012, 10:37 PM
Oh my! This can be me as well... During the past month and a half I've been feeling stressed out, and not motivated at all.. I dread going to bed because then it will be morning again, and again a house full of crazy kids... happyface

I don't feel motivated, I'm exhausted, I'm sick of cleaning and scrubbing every day, I'm tired of wiping buggers all day long, the fighting, not sharing, the crying, and screaming...

I miss just being a Mom, and enjoying my son...

I think that the fact that my husband has being gone for the past 2 months (he is military) is not helping, and I'm too stress out running the household, raising our son, and working...

I really need a vacation.. bad. It won't happen until June tho... so I got to stay strong! lol