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    DS is only 7 months and unless he is asleep it is pretty much all of my time unless DP is home on the weekend and then I might get a quick shower or a trip down the shops to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    Really hard to say. I'm around her anywhere from 1-10 hours a day, but it's hard to determine exactly what counts as interaction.

    For example...right now I'm sitting at the dining table checking emails etc. on my laptop, whilst DD is about a metre away at her little table, drawing on a magnadoodle. We're having a conversation about what she's drawing, but I'm certainly not giving her my full attention.
    I'd count that as interacting with her.

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    I work from home but mostly at night or on daycare days( flexible job) I spend about 2hours a day Monday to Friday giving them (dd1 3yo and dd2 11 months) my full attention, by that I mean play puzzles or drawing or playdo or simply being in the playroom whilst they do their own thing! The rest of the day is like most have said, dd1 helping with household chores ie dinner prep, washing etc while baby naps.
    I still wonder though is it enough? Even though they are around me most of the time? Sundays we usually spend out and about visting friends or family? Trying to find balance ATM things have been a little hectic

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    On work days it's probably about 4 hours and days when I'm home I'd say about 10

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    On my 3 work days, from the time we get up till the time I drop them off, about 1.5 hours, and usually the 3.5 hours between me picking them up and putting them to bed at night I am interacting with them the whole time.
    On all 4 days off, basically the whole day, apart from my hour or so at the gym. I tend to leave any cleaning to after they're in bed or napping, or just clean as we go kind of thing, so it's never really taking any time away from them.
    I pack all bags and lay out all clothes and breakfasts and things the night before work days, so none of our morning is taken up with that stuff. I go to the gym after I drop them at kindy before I go to work, so I get showered and stuff there, so all my time spent with them, is actually WITH them.
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    Sometimes it feels like to long! I'm trying to work it out

    Up at 5.30. Shower together and play and brsaky. Maybe 30min on time away while they have bottles and I tidy up.
    9ish-midday. We normally go out. 40min in car with them screaming in my ear but I'm not actually playing with them.
    12 lunch together then they nap for 2hrs. Play until dad get home at 4.30. I made dinner. Then tkgther from 5-6 and then they go to bed.

    So that's

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    I dunno 8hrs a day. Ebryday for the 1yr old and the 2yr old goes to daycare 9_3pm two days a week.

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    24/7 I always have a helper hanging of me somewhere. Even during the night.

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    Not enough.

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    Interacting as in playing, reading books? Or eating meals, bathing etc as well? If it's all included I would say I have no more than 2-3 hours that I'm awake that I'm on my own. So... Around 14 hours/day?

    I thought I should add I have a baby and a toddler


 

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