Thank you for sharing, I'll be on maternity leave at the end of the year and I already know I'm not sahm material, no domestic goddess here lol.
DH even said to me "you couldn't not work for a year" ( meaning he knows I'll go crazy lol)
I will do a load of washing in the morning then it's done and hung by the time we are ready to walk out the door.
I will get pj's ready in the morning in preparation for that night.
I pack ds2's daycare bag as soon as we get home ready for the next morning.
I get all clothes layed out ready for the morning.
When the kids are in bed I do a quick tidy up of putting things away, sweeping/mopping floors etc and I make ds1's lunch ready for school the next day.
I also usually spend Friday afternoons making meals such as lasagne, spagetti, sausages and vegies and freezing portions for the week.
I also get up before the kids do so I've had a shower and all dressed before they wake.
Daycare has been so great for both my boys. They are such social, happy, well adjusted kids. I definately think mixing with other kids at a young age has done wonders for them too.
I am exactly the same! I love my DS more than words can describe but mentally (& financially) going back to work is my best option at the moment. And like what has already been said I'm keeping my options open as to whether it suits us as a family! That said I can definitely see the argument for both sides & it has been a tough choice to make!!
I am the same re crafts etc except in my case there is only so much star wars/Ben 10/superman etc that I can play.
I HATE crafting/painting etc and the mess it creates arghh lol
I am in awe of parents who can stay at home fulltime and be good at it. The truth is that I would suck at being a SAHM and my son would suffer for it.
I work 3 days per week which is a perfect balance for our family.
I too take my hat of to those that do it fulltime, you have a level of patience that I can only dream of having.
My DD is 23 months old and today when i told her she was giong to daycare she said "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Daycare! Abi!!! (Abi is her carer - she wasnt impressed that she wasnt there today though!)
My kids only go 2 days a week, when I am at work. Its great for us, I just seem to need that mental stimulation that i cant seem to get at home. My job involved a lot of thinking and problem solving. Plus i dont have a lot of friends with kids and moving around meant i never ended up with a mothers group.
And I just want to remind people that this is in the "working hubbers" section
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