I haven’t completed a MeMe for a while now but got tagged today in one from Belfast mummy which originated at Sex, Drugs, Rocker and ..Stroller, Baby and thought I would give it a go.
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How and when do you find the time to…
….do your laundry?
I put a wash on most evenings and that is normally about it until the weekend when I will do another couple. It’s not that we don’t have a lot of washing, we somehow hemorrhage it but thankfully I have a laundry fairy that helps!
My laundry fairy is a godsend and comes all wrapped up in a package of my husband who has a touch of OCD and makes sure the laundry is done and nothing is left sitting about- we don’t even have a laundry basket!
….write a blog post?
I go through fits and starts, my 365 are often posted on my phone at the last minute when I realise I haven’t done one for the day. I try and post in the evenings once my two are in bed and MrR is either in work or sleeping. I seldom if ever watch TV so use my time instead to blog, read blogs and tweet. I also don’t take a lunch break in work so sometimes take a few minutes to do a post on a tea break.
….look after yourself…i.e. wash your hair, paint your nails, take a bubble bath etc?
Showers are either last thing at night or first thing in the morning and I normally stick my hair up out of the way rather than blow dry and straighten- I need to get back into styling it properly. Paint my nails ermmm not very often, I seldom do my fingers nails but always have my toe nails painted. Take a bubble bath only when MrR thinks I have had a rough day and he runs one for me. I do go to the beauticians every 5 weeks but only for waxing.
….spend time with your other half?
This is a sore point, we always plan to and make attempts to get out but it only lasts a short while before we go back into a rut again and seldom get out. As our two get older we hope to get more time as it really is important.
….do fun stuff with your LO?
I try and do crafts or day trips or simple fun things like splashing in puddles on the weekend as during the week they are so tired once I get home from work. We do play games, play chase around the house, pretend to be trains and have fun together on a daily basis but sometimes it will be MrR doing this while I am at work
….spend time with family?
I seldom go out so apart from work I am with my two. I do travel with work in the UK so at times am away from my family for a few nights which is extremely hard. We get together with all my family every Sunday and I see some of my family and in-laws at least every other day.
….socialise with friends?
I don’t. This one really does get me down as I seldom get time to speak with friends never mind meet up or go out for a night. We have planned a shopping day from last summer so hope to finally do it very soon!
….prepare an evening meal juggling a baby/toddler bedtime routine?
MrR again, he is a trained chef and only gave it up last year so he does most if not all the cooking in the house, he often leaves dinner ready in the fridge so I only have to heat it. Most days though he makes dinner and tidies up afterwards to!
….deep clean your house?
I am beginning to sound like a broken record here, MrR again he cleans changes all bedding, tidies clears out drawers and cupboards etc and generally stops the house from becoming a cesspit!
….do the food shopping?
I do this one! If I can I do it at lunchtime or failing that I go with my two on the weekend. K and Buster love taking it in turns to help fill the trolley and at the minute I can still get Buster to sit in the trolley!
We never have a backlog as yes you’ve guessed it MrR does the ironing and he likes to make sure it is done as it is dried. I will help probably once a month but am very lucky and know I am!
So all in all I get time to do things as MrR is wrecked doing everything else! I do appreciate everything he does for us though and know he is a godsend. I do work full-time though and I do all the night wakings and seeing as Buster is only sleep training this week there is a lot of them! I also organise the bills, and utilities etc and talking to anyone on the phone- it seems to work for us.
So now to tag 3 more victims:-)