My DAUGHTER left me!

United States
March 24, 2010 2:58pm CST
I'm home alone again today! My daughter is 3, she left yesterday for an over night camping trip at the beach with my sister and her boyfriend. I miss her! It's like I don't know what to do with myself. I'm lonely! I know, it's great to get a break sometimes, but i always end up missing her. Well, i finally have some "me" time. Now what should i do? Hmmmm..how about hang out on mylot all day? lol. ok, what i really should be doing is cleaning, and doing some laundry. But being that i'm pregnant, i'm exhausted and lazy! Do you ever feel lonely? Do you miss your kids when they are away? How do you spend your "me" time?
15 responses
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Mar 10
I'm weird, I miss them when it's almost time for me to see them again, but not when we're away from each other unless it's really a long time period...
• United States
24 Mar 10
Yeah, it hasn't been very long, but it has been over 24 hours. Maybe if my husband were home it would be different, but just sitting here, home alone, it gets lonely! But then again there are times when she just drives me crazy and i look forward to any time i can have all to myself!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Mar 10
they're a joy, they drive you nuts, they're a joy, they drive you nuts. lol
• United States
24 Mar 10
exactly! when she's away, i miss, when she's here at home driving me crazy..it's like "help, someone come and get her! i need a break!" lol
@AlexJia (21)
• China
25 Mar 10
I am a man with 16 months boy.in recent my wife take him to his grandma,my wife tell me they would stay here about one month.so i am home alone also,yes i miss them very much. After work, i cook dinner,sometimes i buy take away food for convience,then watch TV or surf on website for reading international news. i go to bed about 11:00p.m and get up 7:00 a.m I miss them,i almost call my wife very night and listen to my kid's voice,my kid is very pretty,I love them very much. I have the same feelings like you.
• United States
25 Mar 10
Oh, I am sure you miss them very much. It must be very hard for you to be away from your wife and son. Why will they be away for such a long time. I can't imagine being away from my daughter for a whole month. It must be very hard for you. Can you take some time off to go and visit them for a day or two, that might help a little. I guess the best you can do is try to keep yourself busy, and of course calling and talking to them is alwys nice.
• China
25 Mar 10
I am a student in a big city far away from my home. I often miss my parents. Sometimes I think they would be lonely, although they had never told such words to me. I really hope I can accompany and look after them as often as possible.
• United States
25 Mar 10
With your being away from home and your parents, i can see how you would miss them I am sure they miss you very much as well. But i am also sure that they are happy for you, and happy that you are in school learning new things.
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
I dont have any kids yet but i have alot of nephews and nieces that are pretty close to me i can just imagine how much you miss her. Maybe you try and call your sister and find out how is she doin or rather just wait for her to be back and pray that she will enjoy the time together with your sister ;)
• United States
25 Mar 10
It's funny because when i got up the next morning i missed her so much, i just couldn't resist calling my sister to check on my daughter. Of course, she was having a great time, but i was able to talk to her. I'm glad she really enjoyed herself and had a great experience on this camping trip, and that is really what's important!
• United States
24 Mar 10
I have a hard time and get lonely when my kids are away. My 4 year old is very rarely gone. My older kids go to their dads every other weekend. It is especially hard when my youngest does go somewhere because he is home all the time and I am used to him being here. When he is gone the house is too quiet and it gets lonely. However, I also enjoy the break now and then and to just have some time for myself. When I have that me time, I usually catch up on some sleep. I have terrible insomnia and do not sleep much at all normally. But, then eventually I get exhausted and need to catch up. I also enjoy reading books when I have time without the kids. Sometimes I will go shopping or just do something to pass the time while the kids are gone.
• United States
24 Mar 10
My three year old daughter is with me all the time as well. She isn't in preschool yet, so i am just used to her always being around.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
your daugther is 3 and our son is four. me and my wife is just the same as you are though we dont allow him to go away that long. when we date and we leave our son to my sister we are always in a hurry to get home fro we misses him so much. yesterday me and my wife went out and after an hour we are so in a hurry for we miss our son so much. funny that sounds stupid but its true.
• United States
24 Mar 10
I know, i actually had plans yesterday to pick up some lunch and bring my daughter to the park. But, when she heard that her aunty and uncle were going camping she begged them to take her with them. I decided to let her go, because i wanted her to have fun! She has been away overnight maybe two or three times before. I guess it is very normal for parents to miss their kids!
@TheWebGuy (243)
• United States
24 Mar 10
Well at least you care a lot about her. I can tell that. Do something that relaxes you since you are pregnant. Watch your favorite shows or DVDs. You can also just hang out on MyLot as you said and have some conversations. If you need to do some chores as you said then just put aside 15 minutes to just get a few things done. You will be happy that you did later. :)
• United States
24 Mar 10
Thanks so much for the advice. I think i'll find a good movie to watch on netflix. And put in a load of laundry. As soon as i know it, i know my daughter will be home!
24 Mar 10
I think I must be one of the very few mother in the world who actually look forward to school hoildays! I love it when my oldest daughter is at home rather than at school because we have such fun together at home. Now my youngest has started walking she is becoming much more entertaining too so we have a wonderful time playing and learning while making a complete mess of the house. Before the baby was born my daughter went on a school trip and she didn't come back until six o'clock in the evening and I was totally at a loss and I missed her like crazy. You really should enjoy your me time, just rest, read a book or something or listen to your favorite music really loud and dance yourself silly.
• United States
24 Mar 10
You are absolutely right! I really should just enjoy the time i do have to myself. Enjoy it while i have it, because soon enough she'll be back home and there goes all my "me" time. I thought about starting a new book, that's a good idea. But i just know what i really need to get done is the laundry!
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
of course, its a normal feeling for a mother like you. I'm not yet a mother ...I'm still a daughter of my mother but i feel how my mother misses me when i went to other places,..but that is school activities requirements she always checked my situation via phone call. She always checked my health and if i eat at the right time or if i got fever. A mother always think the best of their daughter.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Apr 10
Well dear i understand how you feel at the situation. As a mother, kids are the real happiness and when they are apart, we would miss ourselves. We have a new born last 2 weeks before, so as a dad, i find it missing her so much at work!
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 10
I hope that you will have lovely relaxing day because in pregnancy it is wonderful to have a rest. Your daughter is probably having a very enjoyable time on her camping trip. My Lot is an excellent activity that will be less tiring than housework. When I have 'me' time I like to read a novel or a travel book. I like a variety of non-fiction texts. I enjoy going for a walk in the countryside and by the sea. My daughter is just 9 months old and she is with me a lot. My toddler son goes to a playgroup for disabled children. I never get to feel lonely. At the moment I am doing some decorating. I am doing a makeover for my bedroom. I have bought a new curtain pole and a new light fitting. I have to purchase some new curtains and complete the painting.
25 Mar 10
Be encouraged, its good you miss her
@wangmiao (30)
• China
25 Mar 10
YOU are really good father. I think you daughter miss you too,so if i were you i will do sth when you daughter go home you give her surprise.
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
25 Mar 10
well thats right but you can go on my lot also!and be busy full time!
@enix119 (101)
• China
25 Mar 10
You really give me a startle. I have regarded that your daughter is missed due to accident. So just when I want to call police for you , I found your daughter left for camping. Dear, I can't bear the feeling of missing.So I will try to meet one if I really eager to do that. Please be realized that it is good for you and your daughter if you free some of your caring from her. Perhaps it means more free to her=)