I’m lucky enough to be able to work a four day week in the office and work in the home one day a week. Yes I’m calling it work at home as it’s a mental day. I changed back and forth as to what day to take, Wednesdays or Fridays. In the end I went with Wednesdays for a few reasons. It’s half way through the week, so it’s two days of breakfast, lunch and dinner prep, getting clothes laid out and getting everyone out the door by 7:30. Then its Wednesday our day to breath. Sometime we’re lucky enough to get a 30min lie in until 6:30 J. We can have breakfast in our pj’s and get dressed whenever suits. Granted The Dad gets jealous as he still heads out the door to work, but under a lot less pressure and with no crèche drop off. Then it’s back to 2 days of busy, busy and then it’s the weekend.
We’ve had one or two Wednesdays which have been super organised. I found myself last week sitting down at 11:30 giving Missy and Junior their lunch after having finished the weeks food shop, Juniors having had a 2 hour nap, Missy having a painting session and I had the dinner cooked as well!!!!
But most Wednesdays are not that organised. Another week it was a struggle to get Junior, Missy and myself fed and dressed and have Missy to Montessori on time. She doesn’t start until 2:15pm!!!!!
But I love having the extra time with both of the monkeys, even if, at times, I describe it as “character building”. We’ve all had those days where the baby just doesn’t want to be left alone, or the toddler is insisting on being right about everything. I suppose she is a mini me after all 🙂
But there have been so many surprises along the way. Things I thought I’d never hear or ever say. You know in those days before having children when you are the perfect parent.
Missy: Mum, Mum, Junior’s soother is in the toilet
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh are you serious, and yes Missy had just used the toilet.
Missy: Mum, Mum, Junior’s hand is in my pee………
WTF, I know it’s like a running theme. Why do I leave Missy go to the toilet on her own when I know Junior just wants to follow her everywhere?
Me: Junior get your head out of the bin
Thankfully this time it was the paper recycling bin, but it has been the nappy bin on occasion.
Me: Yes Missy you can watch “We’re going on a bear hunt” for the 5th time
Yes, I swore I wouldn’t use the TV as a baby sitter, but I just need to get some laundry done and dinner sorted.
Missy: Mum today I want to be Spiderman
Fair enough. I’d be on for her to be a woman super hero but to be honest the old woman in me thinks they are a bit too sexualised to be role models. Note to self, must find appropriate woman super hero….or just create one 😉
Good lord his first word will definitely be some variation of banana. I swear one week we went through 20 bananas. My home farm is going to expand to having a cow with a direct connection to a milk tap, a banana tree and a potato batch. If you ask Missy she’d also request that we have melons on demand along with breadsticks that grow on trees.
Missy: Mum, Mum I want to go running
OK fair enough. Oh you mean up and down the road outside where the cars are. Great, right Junior you and I are sitting on the wall like “ones” from a soap opera.
Till the next time I’ve a round up of funny quotes…………..