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    Default What to do when you have an hour to spare

    Go to sleep lol or catch up on tv!

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    Default Re: What to do when you have an hour to spare

    Quote Originally Posted by loumia View Post
    I must be in the SAHM minority because i get a least a couple of hours of 'spare' time most days & have done since DD was a newborn & this is after the house is scrubbed spotless, DD is bathed, fed, had play time etc. I know this sounds like bragging but i'm honestly not, & i know everyone's circumstances/babies are different but is it really that difficult to find an hour each day for yourself ? without sacrificing a reasonably clean house etc ?
    Jasper doesn't have a day sleep.

    Honestly I do get free time but it's once kids are in bed. So from 8ish till when I go to bed. I watch tv. My rule is once kids are in bed I do no housework. I've *knocked off*

    And days jaspers at kindy I study when I can, katelyns sleeps are so short and erratic that if she ever does sleep any period of time I waste it anticipating her waking up!

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    Default What to do when you have an hour to spare

    Quote Originally Posted by loumia View Post
    I must be in the SAHM minority because i get a least a couple of hours of 'spare' time most days & have done since DD was a newborn & this is after the house is scrubbed spotless, DD is bathed, fed, had play time etc. I know this sounds like bragging but i'm honestly not, & i know everyone's circumstances/babies are different but is it really that difficult to find an hour each day for yourself ? without sacrificing a reasonably clean house etc ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Jasper doesn't have a day sleep.

    Honestly I do get free time but it's once kids are in bed. So from 8ish till when I go to bed. I watch tv. My rule is once kids are in bed I do no housework. I've *knocked off*

    And days jaspers at kindy I study when I can, katelyns sleeps are so short and erratic that if she ever does sleep any period of time I waste it anticipating her waking up!

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    Fair enough as i said, everyone's circumstances are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loumia View Post
    I must be in the SAHM minority because i get a least a couple of hours of 'spare' time most days & have done since DD was a newborn & this is after the house is scrubbed spotless, DD is bathed, fed, had play time etc. I know this sounds like bragging but i'm honestly not, & i know everyone's circumstances/babies are different but is it really that difficult to find an hour each day for yourself ? without sacrificing a reasonably clean house etc ?
    I have 3 kids and run a home business so when I get up at 5.30 - 6am its on the go from then, Making kids lunches, making brekky, doing work, feeding bubs, changing bubs, washing on line, kids to school, half hour on bike...work work work...try clean house...shovel lunch in...feed bubs....more work...pick up kids...start organising dinner....more work....more cleaning....do homework....bath time....etc etc until kids are in bed.

    I do not have a spare hour during the day. AT.ALL. I finish my work at about 8pm...have dinner...watch tv for an hour or two then its bedtime. So my spare hour/s is after I stop working to when I go to bed so maybe 2 hours.

    Thats it.

    You are very lucky to have so much time to yourself. Enjoy it!

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    Default Re: What to do when you have an hour to spare

    Quote Originally Posted by loumia View Post
    Fair enough as i said, everyone's circumstances are different.
    Thought I'd just give an example.

    Jasper hasn't had a day sleep since 22 months either and was good between 6-18 months day sleeps but I was working part time by then.

    When mums say their babies have like 2 x 2 hour sleeps a day I think OMG you get 4hours during the day?!!??? *jealous*

    I do get down time though. Right now katelyn is bfing and I've put a movie on for jasper. So I'm chilling on my smart phone. But it's not REALLY time to myself. Lol.

    Also with babies who've always woken erratically if someone said "I'll take the kids out for an hour see you at 12" I'd use/view that time totally differently than just constantly anticipating when katelyn might wake up.



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    Default Re: What to do when you have an hour to spare

    Quote Originally Posted by loumia View Post
    I must be in the SAHM minority because i get a least a couple of hours of 'spare' time most days & have done since DD was a newborn & this is after the house is scrubbed spotless, DD is bathed, fed, had play time etc. I know this sounds like bragging but i'm honestly not, & i know everyone's circumstances/babies are different but is it really that difficult to find an hour each day for yourself ? without sacrificing a reasonably clean house etc ?
    I do too, but I only have one also. I'm sure once I have 2 I'll be lucky to get 10 mins to myself. I see so many FB updates from my friends with more than one that go like this:

    2.37: woohoo! Both kids asleep at the same time! Jackpot!

    2:52: oh. Spoke too soon.

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    Default Re: What to do when you have an hour to spare

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    I do too, but I only have one also. I'm sure once I have 2 I'll be lucky to get 10 mins to myself. I see so many FB updates from my friends with more than one that go like this:

    2.37: woohoo! Both kids asleep at the same time! Jackpot!

    2:52: oh. Spoke too soon.

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    Hahaha. Yeah. Mine do it to me at night though :-/

    Woo! One down one to go!

    Yay both asleep!

    ...nope... never mind....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I do too, but I only have one also. I'm sure once I have 2 I'll be lucky to get 10 mins to myself. I see so many FB updates from my friends with more than one that go like this:

    2.37: woohoo! Both kids asleep at the same time! Jackpot!

    2:52: oh. Spoke too soon.

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    This ^^ When I had 1 I had a few hours but once I had my 2nd I have only ever had 1 day when they have both napped at the same time. With them being 21 months apart so I had been BF & TT.


 

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