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    Mornings are so much easier too!

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    It's funny isn't it. Evenings and mornings are both easier without DP. That said, I was away for a night a couple of weeks ago and DP did say that his morning was easier without me.

    I think DS knows he can get away with a lot more stuffing around and negotiating when it's the 2 of us. Plus when you're alone, everything is on you and so you seem to be more organised.

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    Mornings are easier for me, days are awesome as DH & DS are at work/school and I'm home alone with the dog waiting for bubs to arrive. Afternoons are good then evenings at bedtime for DS are a nightmare. He hates going to bed.

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    Atm for me it is opposite. Sort of. The extra hands are helpful (I pretty much offload DD and he gives her a bath which gives me time for dinner and then I deal with DS while DH has cuddles with DD).

    I just wish he would do it without sighing or making cranky noises.

    Tomorrow DH is going out for drinks so I will have fun with the kids (i.e. starting bath/bed at some ridiculous early hour) but at least will only have a heat up dinner. And DS does not need hand holding for potty now so that helps.

    Actually who knows - maybe it will be easier! I will report back on Friday night/Saturday.

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    We've got four and I find it runs a lot smoother when DH is away as well. He is very hands on and helpful but for some reason it just flows better without his 'help', not that I tell him that!

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    I wish I did! But no, I can't wait for my DH to get home and help! He's out tomorrow night for some stupid work thing and I'm dreading it, getting the three of them to bed on my own can be very difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    I wish I did! But no, I can't wait for my DH to get home and help! He's out tomorrow night for some stupid work thing and I'm dreading it, getting the three of them to bed on my own can be very difficult
    I only have 2. My plan is to start from midday lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I only have 2. My plan is to start from midday lol
    Good plan! I may not bath my three. They can shower on Saturday morning instead. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    Good plan! I may not bath my three. They can shower on Saturday morning instead. :-)
    I do that regularlylol. My excuse - too cold at night.

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    Default Evenings seem so much easier when DH is still at work!

    I have less housework to do when hubby is away as he is horrible for dumping clothes on the floor and leaving lunch things over the bench etc. but my routine doesn't really change. He is a shift worker so I just do things anyway. Sometimes he will cook dinner if he is home but really, if he is home in the mornings, he will still be asleep after the kids are at school and I just go about my routine (emptying dishwasher, putting clothes away etc). If he is home at night he tends to sit on the lounge or in our room and watch telly while I do my afternoon/night routine. If he is on nightshifts we don't really see him at all as he sleeps the whole day. Basically he just slots in where he can and we go about our business as usual around him.
    I have 4 that are 6 and under so our routine is frazzled at the best of times anyway haha


 

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