Sometimes having time to yourself seems impossible. Work, kids, travelling, social engagements. It's never ending, so when I had some time to myself, I decided to share it because I'm not the only one who feels like this.
It wasn’t my typical Wednesday!
I had just taken on a new client, so part of my day was spent on my business. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see the mountain of dishes from the Shepperd’s pie from the night before.
In my head, I imagined a fairy godmother ringing my doorbell to take on the mass of duties that lay ahead of me.
Washing up, cleaning the floors, putting the toys away and 2 loads of washing.
“And I’m back in the room”
Before I knew it, it was 11:45 and my little man had just woken from his nap. Time for lunch and while he munched on a selected choice of finger food, I started the washing up that I imagined had already been done. The next 2 and a half hours consisted of keeping my little demon out of drawers and cupboards, stopping him from throwing all kind of objects into bins, rescuing him from being stuck in the giant toy box, keeping him out of the bathroom and running off the entire toilet roll and entertaining him.
2:45 and we head out to get his sister from school. Once we are home, it’s a quick change of clothes, snack and rehydrate for my girl and off we go to drop her off at Rainbow Club.
We get back home and I start dinner for little man and start preparing dinner for us. I couldn’t believe that when I looked at the time, it was already 5:10.
I quickly called hubby to see how long he was going to be as baby boy was due his nap and really didn’t want to take him back out.
Luckily hubby was 5 minutes away, so as he arrived home, I headed off to collect Rainbow girl.
As I approached the club, I realised I was 7 minutes early. I pulled up, turned the engine off and just sat there in silence. No phone, no radio, no kids, just me. There I sat for 7 minutes of ‘me time’
It was so quiet, but for those 7 minutes, I had no responsibilities. I took it all in. I deserved it and I know that I should make more time for myself. The moral of my story is that when you are a stay at home parent or a working parent from home with little ones, it’s hard. You’re trying to juggle everything and sometimes having some time to yourself, does make a difference. It’s just finding the time...