- 6 months ago
I'm sorry that your daddy has to work so much. That's never an easy thing to deal with. I have been with someone in the past who kept long work hours as well. Here are some things and tips that helped me, in case they will help you:
Distracting yourself is really one of the only ways to get through this. If you have a yard or a playground close by, go outside and play. Stay close to home, but ride your bike if you have one or take a walk, collect flowers or leaves, watch the birds or other things like that outside. Get some sidewalk chalk and draw on the driveway or sidewalk.
If you are unable to or cannot go outside, set up a little fort for yourself while your daddy is gone. Get your favorite stuffies and blankie and toys out and make a little nest or use pillows and cushions to make a blanket fort. Get out some of your favorite little snacks and drinks, and play with your toys, color, draw, or something like that. Watch movies or tv shows that make you feel little. Sing along to your favorite little music. Play dress up and wear your favorite little outfit.
You can even get out bath toys and a comfy towel and bubble bath or bath bombs etc and have a bubble bath. Unfortunately, part of dealing with your caregiver being at work or off on business is being slightly independent because your caregiver is trusting that you will be okay while they are working to provide for you or pay bills or whatever the case may be. Sometimes it is hard, especially if you're feeling more little than usual or something like that , like you can't do much on your own and need help , but I find that the best solution to that particular issue is to interact and make little friends, or some caregivers even enlist another caregiver "babysitter" for help for their little, or get their little a pet. Everyone deals with things differently but I hope that you find some inspiration or help in what I've said.