My day consists of cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, doing school drop off and pick up, fixing broken things, cleaning, playing with the boys, popping outside to swim in our pool, homework with DS1, going go the gym at night - boys in creche, cooking, packing next days lunches, cleaning & folding washing while watching TV
We don't have a yard as we are in an apartment complex 3 levels up. On the weekends we go to the beach, playgrounds, visit friends a bit. But during the week I usually work 4 days I'm just on leave at the moment.
I do find I still have a fair amount of down time. DS2 sleeps for an hour or so in the day and I'm really selfish - put my feet up and either read, BH or watch DVDs.
DS1 also does tennis once a week but DS2 doesn't do any extra curricula activities... Apart from painting my ensuite in makeup and his carpet in sudo cream.
I don't interact with my kids all day though. Quite often they keep each other company building tracks on their train table, racing cars & playing with toys. I always rarely bring out the craft box/play dough. They do heaps of that at school and daycare so I pretty much dust my hands of it. In school holidays it happens more regularly. They both absolutely love cooking with me.... Which they do often - but to be honest I often whip things up when they are in bed so I can do it quickly and without mess!! Evil mummy I am :/
Last edited by Theboys&me; 11-11-2013 at 14:14.
While kids have their day sleep i bring in yesterdays washing, fold and put away while watching a tv show. do breakfast and lunch dishes and a vacc of the living room only - this is the only room that needs a daily vacc, the rest of the house gets done weekly while dh takes kids out of a weekend. This all takes an hour and i have "me time" for the next 1.5hrs.
I try to make sure im not stuck doing housework while the kids are awake, for starters its impossible, takes twice as long and they end up misbehaving.
We go out of a morning, out the door by 9am or the place gets trashed. All i have to do is get us up, fed and dressed. Nappy bag is always pre packed of a night and already in car. Everything else can wait untill their nap time. Morning tea is usually while we are out.
home for lunch and naps. We try to eat outside as much as possible.
Kids like to be outside a fair bit, so i will prep dinner/feed pets while they play on the verandah in my view on their swings/slide mini trampolie ect. I set up alot of activities outside. drawing, waterplay, playdoh, painting (eisel is outside).
inside everything has a place and we have a massive toy box so its really easy for dd to pack up, she likes putting things back "in their spots". We have a play "area" so their toys are not all over the house. Makes it easier and the place is not as cluttered.
their bedrooms are neat, plain and simple and their "good toys" are only kept in there - on display so they can still play with them. Its rare they are able to mess up their rooms. Ive made them pretty "mess proof".
On a weekend i will ask dh to take the kids grocery shopping with him while i do a good clean of bathrooms, vaccume, mop and strip the beds. Sometimes we rotate who cleans and who shops but i like staying home and cleaning without interruptions! Takes 2 hrs of a sat or sun morning then the rest of the wekend is "ours".
Last edited by Beefie; 12-11-2013 at 13:37.
Shes been going ever since and has improved, she's just not one to sit and listen for very long!
I joined a paygroup when she was 18mths and that was the best thing i ever did! met some lovely mummies and dd gets alot out of it.
DS has gone to library and playgroup since before he was born. Once he was born, he did not have a say in it, unfortunately! and had to tag along. Luckily, he's great and either sleeps or eats the whole time
They both come home ready for a good sleep - so its in mummy's favour too!
Last edited by Beefie; 12-11-2013 at 13:46.
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