My son’s a cutie but he doesn’t really enjoy going anywhere. He loves to stay home and just play with his toys. He’s just not the type that I can take along all the time. If I do take him with me, he will repeatedly end up saying, “I want to go home!” That can get pretty irritating most especially if I’m doing some shopping.
As much as I want to take him with me, I really have to think twice about it. There’s just no way we can both enjoy going anywhere if one of us wants to go home. It’s really a challenge to keep to take him along with me. Over the years, I’ve learned how to deal with it. Here are my simple ways to deal with my son that loves to say, “I want to go home!”
Hire A Babysitter From Sittercity
If I really want to go out shopping and my son is just not too crazy about it, I hire a babysitter from Sittercity. This is the wisest thing for me to do. I can take some time out for myself without worrying about my son.
There are times when I just want to go out and do some window shopping. It’s a good way for me to relax and rejuvenate. When such time comes and my son doesn’t want to accompany me, I turn to Sittercity for childcare services. Sittercity is the only childcare service provider that I feel comfortable with. I don’t feel bad if I have to leave my son with a babysitter from Sittercity.
Leaving my son with a babysitter from Sittercity is much better than dragging him along with me and listening to him say, “I want to home!” That will surely drive me nuts.
Keep Him Busy
The times when I do take my son along with me, I keep him busy. I make sure he has his gadgets so that he won’t get bored. This works well most especially when we’re in a mall. He can play with his gadgets while I look around.
But of course, that’s not 100% effective. There are times when my son gets bored with his gadgets. In a situation like this, he’s bound to end up saying, “I want to go home!”
To appease him, I sometimes buy him a small toy. While it may seem like a bribe, I take some time to explain to him why he gets a toy. It could be that he gets a toy to keep him busy or he gets a toy because he’s pretty behaved. Either way, it works because he doesn’t incessantly end up saying, “I want to go home!”
Be Honest And Follow Through
When my son really needs to come along with me, I make sure to tell him the reason why. I don’t just drag him along without explaining to him where we’re going. I tell him the reason why he needs to come along. Maybe I need to get him a new pair of shoes or some clothes; one thing for sure, he has to know the reason and he has to know the plan for the day. I just cannot drag him along without telling him the reason why. He just has to know the plan. On my part, it’s important that I stick to the plan. If I don’t follow through with the plan, he will end up saying, “Mom, I want to go home!”