This week I decided to see where I spent my day. Before I seemed to get nothing done and feel like I should have done loads. Also I want to see if I really do far too much around the house whilst OH goes to work. So simply put I think I do about 95% childcare 95% food preparation 95% household tasks.
Started on Monday morning, OH works Mon and Tue 9:00 till 15:00 with one hour lunch, Wed 10:30 till 14:30 with one hour lunch Thur 13:00 till 16:00 and Fri 9:00 till 12:00, on top of that he should also do 6 hours of preparation per week. Soon he is starting the last module for his degree, never going to use it but both agree its good for him to finish it and for the girls to see their daddy in a funny hat! So what did I do?
7:10 alarm woke us up got out at 7:16
7:16 wake girls up, make cups of tea for two, make breakfast for and the girls, drink tea whilst checking news and doing comps, make OH his lunch, get girls and myself washed and dressed for school, strip my bed and put a load of washing on, then walk to school and get some shopping on way home.
9:10 phone rings – need to sort a delivery for OH out, basic household jobs
9:30 exercise, flake out, shower
10:15 sort dry washing out and hang wet washing, wash up
11:00 write blog post, check competitions and catch-up on twitter and facebook
12:30 more comps and a little news
13:00 vacuume bedrooms, landing and stairs, put another load of washing on, empty recycle bins and put dustbins out for collection, another load of washing-up, make bed again
14:00 back to twitter/Facebook/instagram and writing blog posts
15:00 school run
15:30 organise girls post school – snack, change of clothing, check bookbags
17:00 cook tea for two (me and Bob) sandwich for Squidge and eat tea, do homework with both girls
18:30 organise milk (supper)
19:30 attempt bedtime
20:30 me time
Monday – clean bedrooms, landing and stairs
Tuesday – clean kitchen and hallway
Wednesday – day off (catch up day)
Thursday – clean fish x 2 and clean lounge
Friday – bathrooms we have 3
Plus most days 2 loads of washing, washing up, cooking tea, homework
This is like most days including days off from school, the only different there is no rush to get up and get to school, but I still need to “entertain” them all day long. Even at bedtime OH doesn’t help.
7:30 get up breakfast washed and dressed
8:10 goes to work
9:00 – 15:00 work with one hour for lunch
15:30 home, drinks tea I’ve made, plays/looks at news on his phone
18:00 eats tea I’ve cooked for him
20:30 – 22:00 work preparation (including texting friends, reading more news, checking personal emails)
22:00 plays on phone
23:00+ goes to bed
Most days are like this, even his short work days, weekends he stays in bed until nearly 10:00 by which time the girls are bored and we can not go anywhere.
So this is where my days go, don’t feel so bad as it looks like I have really done loads.