son in school now.. what do i do all day?

United States
September 23, 2009 11:10am CST
my four year old just recently started going to school all day. this leaves me at home. my husband and i have discussed it and we are still not ready for me to get an acctual job outside of the house. which is ok with me but i'm still bored here at the house by myself all day. i have all my house work done usually by 9 am or earlier. so that leaves until 3 o clock when i have to get my son from the bus. so any suggestions of what to do all day? i feel like i'm going to waste away in internet land! lol.
4 responses
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
23 Sep 09
you can try some online work. there are many options available which you can choose from, including this very forum. almost every member is onto something so you can check profiles of different members and pick what suits you...good luck
• United States
24 Sep 09
thank you for your response. i just started on here this morning and am for sure already learning new things. new things in general and new things about the site itself. i do appreciate you saying check profiles because i didn't know i could do that. lol. now i know! i guess i'm just always so worried i'm goig to get sucked into some big scam. guess you just gotta be careful :)
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
24 Sep 09
learning is a time taking process and patience has its own virtues. you will definitely get a hold on it. for a start avoid investing in any online schemes. that would be safer. there are many free to join options which i am sure you will come across in due course of time....good luck again.
• Malaysia
24 Sep 09
Hi, I think you can go to mall-window shopping. Because shopping can use out your time rapidly.. Hope this suggestion can benefits you.
• United States
24 Sep 09
i'm afraid that shopping would just result in spending money that i don't have... lol. plus i don't find it to be any fun if i'm just byself. thanks for the suggestion though! i suppose it would take a good chunk out of my time.
@Cherryd41 (1122)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hello Pchickk1 Although you said your husband wasn't ready for you to get an outside job the thing is your still bored around the house you can only do so much housework like you said its all done by 9am. You can get online and MYLOT but that only lasts for so long besides you should step back and get a break from it from time to time so you don't get bored with it as well...... and it can happen I believe almost anything you do over and over for several hours days on end can get routine and you can find yourself in a rut. Go for a walk, exercise ,garden ect.. those a few things to do around the house you don't really want to watch tv all day after being on the computer you'll find yourself being a couch potatoe and you don't want that either LOL Why not get a part time job that you can do while the kids are at school and be home before in time to pick them up or meet them at the bustop? What could it possibly hurt? You would be proactive in getting out and about and socializing with people outside the home or you could go and volunteer your services to the local senior centers or the local schools ect.. household and you will have a diversion of the everyday routine. I thought I saw you mention that mall or window shopping is out you don't want to be tempted to spend money you don't have but you can make your own money and buy yourself a couple of things here and there and still contribute to the household finances When a person has to much free time on their hands it can get old real quick I can relate to that been there done that I had to get a part time job several years ago just to have something else to do after the kids were old enough to go to school It started off as a part time job when my daughter was 9 months old I worked a few hours in the evening while my husband stayed home with the kids he worked in the mornings so it worked out great Now what started off as just something to do turned into a 17 years of partime then full time now back to part time employment Think it over work partime volunteer or work online (or do all 3) LOL
• United States
25 Sep 09
maybe you could look into some volunteer work..or just plan your day..clean house, run errands, exercise, plan out or prepare dinner, have lunch, take a small nap, take up a hobby, before you know it...its 3'oclock!! Maybe you could get into selling things on the side or some time of part time work.