Hi OP I just had a re read of your initial post and one thing that struck me is that there is a lot of wasted time from 7-8:30. Essentially 1.5 hours to have a bath and read books. Perhaps your hubby could bath dd at 7 while you walk the dogs (so he gets time with her) then you do books at 7:30 while hubby works on your dinner then bed 7:45 and you can eat at 8ish?
I'd eliminate ironing too...we don't iron in our house. If you wear business shirts that need ironing do them on the weekend so it's all ready to go for the week and you don't need to do that. If you can't iron on the weekend, we used to iron our clothes for the day in the morning...only took a few minutes. Now I've realised how unnecessary ironing is for 95% of clothes I rarely iron.
Last edited by MsViking; 14-09-2014 at 12:10.
I did read the OP just offering up what worked for us. That way both parents are home to do all things related to getting kids to bed then alone time can come later.
At the end of the day it's about priorities and none of us can tell the OP how she should work her priorities, but just offer suggestions.
Thanks for all the replies, some really good suggestions. !
This really made me think...
50hrs a week? OMG! I don't know how you cope!
We get up at 5.45am- have showers and get dressed. If I have time, I put a load of washing on. We're usually out the door by 6.45am. Drop DS off at before school care and I'm at work by 7am.
I work next to a westfield so do any shopping/errands at lunch time.
Finish work at 3pm and race to pick DS up from school (if I'm rostered on to work late than he goes to a casual after school care). Get home by 3:45pm. DS unpacks his lunch box, gets changed out of his school clothes and does his homework. Than he can have free time- whatever he wants to do. While I start dinner, do the washing, tidy up.
We eat about 6pm when everyone gets home. Finished by about 6:30pm and than it's bathtime and brush teeth. And in bed by 7pm, read books for 30min and lights out at 7:30pm.
That's on a good night mind you. We also have afternoon activities that get in the way.
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