for the mega cop-out post yesterday.
I’m apologising more to myself than anything else. You see, once a post is published, I won’t withdraw it although I may choose not to publish it. I just haven’t had the time nor the inclination to post recently.
This is mostly caused by my enforced SAHM-ness which is now indefinitely extended. This, added to O’s night feeding habits have me completely worn into the ground on most days.
An example day for me is:
Get up around 7.30ish (although recently, we have been getting up slightly earlier as she’s refusing to stay in bed.)
Breakfast for the pack.
8am – shower and wash hair
8.30 dress two children, feed O.
9-10 – O on blanket playing, Madam being told off repeatedly for poking him.
10.30 – snack time (raisins and juice)
10.35 – feed O, he goes to sleep
10.40 – 11.30 – Mummy and Toddler time. Mostly being kicked and drawing monsters. (Or blogging while she watches Charlie and Lola on the other screen)
11.45 – O wakes up.
12.00 – go cook soup for lunch. We always have soup. She won’t eat sarnies at home.
12.15 – O screaming, come in and feed him while the soup is cooling.
12.45 – serve up seriously cold soup and bread
13.25 – lunch finally finished – clean up mess, feed O.
14.00 get so fed up decide to go for a walk.
14.45 – complete construction of the Phil & Teds
14.50- Feed O
15.20 – Feed O
15.30 – leave house after two nappy changes…each.
15.33 – return to house after she protests I forgot her raisins and juice.
15.36 – leave house again with raisins and juice. Walk to local supermarket.
16.00 – get to supermarket
16.04 – two screaming children in a pushchair gets too much. Attempt speed shopping.
16.45 – get back home wishing I’d never attempted to leave the house in the first place. Feed O
16.46 – Madam falls asleep on sofa.
17.25 – Madam still asleep. Still feeding O. It’s a long one to make up for going out.
17.45 – OH comes home, looks in kitchen expecting dinner to be ready.
18.30 – Dinner is served. Still feeding O.
19.15 – Madams bed time. Fight with her to get PJs on.
19.30 – chase her around upstairs to do teeth.
19.40 – teeth finally done, chase her around to put her in bed.
19.50 – night night kisses all round. Violet goes on for 10 minutes.
19.51 – we begin the “How about *insert CBeebies character name*” game, where she replies with “*character* is sleeping!”
20.20- realise Violet has finished and O is starving downstairs.
20.25 – finally leave Madams room after she calls for me. She then stands at the stairgate shouting Mummy.
20.35 – feed O
20.50 – Swap sides
21.01 – Attempt transfer to travel cot. Fail.
21.05 – feed O
21.13 – Attempt transfer to cot. Fail.
21.14 – call in OH to settle O.
21.16 – O settled. (Little git)
22.00 – head to bed.
23.00 ish OH brings up O.
1.30 – Feed O
2.20 – attempt cot transfer – WIN.
3.25 – Feed O
4.20 – Attempt cot transfer – WIN
5.10 – Feed O
5.30 – Attempt cot transfer – Fail.
5.35 – Feed O
5.36 – O asleep on lap. Attempt cot transfer – fail
5.38 – Feed O
5.39 – Wind O over shoulder – O sleeping soundly. Chicken out of transfer and let him sleep on my chest while I doze until…
6.00 – Wake up with crick in neck. O fidgets.
6.10 – wake self up with a jump. O turns his head over and begins dribbling on the other bra strap.
6.20 – wake up again as O scratches inner thighs with razor-sharp toenails. He’s dreaming
7.00 – OH’s alarm goes off.
7.10 – “Hello mummy – where’s Ossar?”