I'm feeling under pressure and makes me want to examine how we do things and think if there's a better way or am I just not up to this parenting 3 kids???
This is my week:
Daily ms2 watching tv while I make lunches / breakfasts try and get out door on time for school. Double drop off 2 days. Walk / drive pick up.
Monday - catch up with mothers group / try and get out to park or feed ducks. No after school activities so start homework and eat proper dinner
Tuesday - spends a few hours at occasional care. Arvo homework and then 15min drive drop ms9 to gymnastics. Start dinner at 6.30 so bath is 7/7.30. Bed about 8/8.30
Wednesday: home trying to catch up on housework / washing. Pick up kids. Home for 20mins then drop ms9 to dancing for 4. Try and make dinner. Pick up 5.30. Rush back to get mr7 to eat before dad picks up for rugby at 6. Aim for 6.30 bath.
Thursday: drop kids and quickly home to tidy up before out to playgroup. Usually some errand after. Pick up kids. Home for snack then all off to pool for swimming lessons. Me and ms2 in pool together. Get home to start dinner at 6.30. Late to bed.
Friday: kindygym. Usually home then trying to catch up on washing etc. nothing after school usually pizza and movie.
I don't know if this is normal these days? We have no safe place outside for ms2 to play without me so I feel like she doesn't get nearly enough free play time. Sometimes I wonder if she'd be better off in full time care playing all day and me finding a job and kids would have to only do sport at the weekends? If no-one is home during the week to mess the house is there a lot less housework to do??