A Routine Of A Mum That Works And One That Doesn’t

A Working Mum

  1. Get children up
  2. Battle with the children at breakfast time and give up, since most has ended up on the floor and you haven’t got time for this shit
  3. Get everyone dressed
  4. Re-dress everyone that has just undressed themselves
  5. Take the children to their child-minders
  6. Arrive at work, take a deep breath and make a tea
  7. Work
  8. Wonder what your children are doing
  9. Work whilst drinking a lovely, hot cup of tea
  10. Wonder whether it’d be silly to call the child-minder and check up on the children. Yes, it would be silly
  11. Text the child-minder instead and ask if all is ok
  12. Wonder why the child-minder hasn’t texted back
  13. Panic that the children are in danger or the child-minder has died, which means the children will be playing, uninterrupted, with plug sockets and cables
  14. Call the child-minder and feel relieved when she confirms no-one has died
  15. Carry on working and drinking hot tea
  16. Wonder what it’s like to be a ‘stay at home’ mum
  17. Finish work and pick the children up
  18. Cook and feed everyone dinner
  19. Clean the children, the floor, the high-chair, the walls, the cat and yourself after dinner
  20. Bath everyone
  21. Dress everyone
  22. Point 21. again (if you have a toddler who enjoys being naked)
  23. Put children to bed
  24. Prepare clothes, lunches and breakfast for tomorrow
  25. Breathe
  26. Go to bed

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A ‘Stay At Home Mum’

  1. Get the children up
  2. Battle with the children at breakfast time and give up, since most has ended up on the floor and you haven’t got time for this shit
  3. Get everyone dressed
  4. See step 3. again
  5. Think of somewhere to go and head out
  6. Come home in time for lunch
  7. Re-dress children after more lunch is worn, than has been eaten
  8. Nap-time
  9. Clean the kitchen
  10. Bleach the toilets
  11. Wonder whether you should hoover
  12. decide you’ll hoover when they wake up – they enjoy the hoover (handy)
  13. Prepare the evening meal
  14. Make a tea
  15. Get children up
  16. Microwave tea you made earlier
  17. Take children to the park
  18. Battle against a tantrum because 1 hour is clearly not long enough on the swing (and you’re secretly bored of swing-pushing)
  19. Come home and re-microwave the tea you made earlier, again
  20. Count the minutes until your partner returns home from work
  21. Count the minutes until you’re on the home-straight of bedtime
  22. Serve dinner
  23. Wonder why you spent time cooking a meal that never gets eaten, you could have watched TV instead
  24. Wonder what it’s like to go to work
  25. Bath children
  26. Dress everyone
  27. Point 26. again
  28. Put children to bed
  29. Breathe
  30. Go to bed

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This is how I imagine my day to be, in either event

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3 Comments

  1. You Baby Me Mummy
    August 14, 2015 / 11:03 pm

    Being a SAHM is hardcore some days! Oh the luxury of a lunch hour at work, I remember those days! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  2. August 18, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Love this post. Trying not to think about returning to work but think humour is definitely the way forward! #TheList

    • August 18, 2015 / 9:02 am

      Thank you! I’m considering going back next year I just need to find the right balance. Enjoy your hot drinks at work and the peace, and make sure the childminders number is on speed dial! You’ll be calling them hourly!

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