Now, before I list a few examples, which will be on the blog and who knows it could be an internet sensation (if I could afford a cameraman to follow my movements I would put that on youtube) I will tell you what I've done all day for the past 10 years. I haven't watched daytime telly, I have had countless sleepless nights (sometimes 3 hours and not in one go), I have clocked watched to do school drop offs, pre-school drop offs, not had a piss without interruptions, oh the interruptions!! I have walked 10,000 steps before lunch time, I have tried to cram in an hour of exercise and failing many times, had 4 sick days I repeat only 4 days off sick in 10 years, cooked, cleaned, weekly shop, homework, baths, reading, parents evening, inset days, doctors, dentists and the list goes on. So if I wanted to sit and watch daytime telly or find an hour of exercise in my allocated 6 hours that they are at school then I bloody well will.
Only thing is I don't have the time!! I desperately want to live up to the perception that SAHM's have too much time on their hands but I can't. Even now. Whilst people think you have All day they don't really include the fact you've got up at 7 am and don't knock off till 8pm everyday - longer in the school holidays. So up yours!! Full-time working ones just have to do all the things that I get done in the day in the evening or at the weekends. I have 6 hours in the day they have to find the time outside their day job.
Here's an example of a typical day:-
6.45 am - 9.00 am - get up, dressed, 3 x kids organise, put washing in, breakfasts, lunch boxes (already prepared in the evening but still need packing), washing up, drying up, myself dressed, guinea pig routine, book bags reading records, walk to school drop off back home.
9.15 - (yes had 15 mins to check emails how very decadent of me) - 11.00 am weekly shop, unpack, banking (3 banks), post office drop off parcel.
11-1.30 pm unpack shopping, put out re-cycling, clean toilet shower downstairs, wash floors, hang washing out, ironing, lunch (20 mins - how long is your lunch break?).
1.30 - 2.30pm cycled to friends house (look time to myself what a wanker I am!) for a coffee and chat.
2.30 - 3.00pm - final tidy up and emails and time to do the school run. Did you see any daytime telly and sitting around. No you didn't.Granted I had a bit of social interaction with another human being for less than an hour. String me up.
3. - 3.40pm - school run complete - my youngest finishes at 3.10 and the others 3.25 pm.
3.40 - 4pm - clean out lunch boxes, book bags.
4pm - 4.15pm - I have to be honest I don't really know where these lost 15 minutes go to - but hardly significant enough for some serious faffing.
4.15 - 5pm start dinner preparations might fit in a bit of chit chat with the kids.
5pm - 5.45pm - dinner ready and consumed and washed up and dried up.
5.45- 6.00pm - brownie run - pick up daugher's friend and take them to brownies.
6.00 - 6.45pm talk to husband a bit of TV and the news, coffees and a bit of paper reading, washing in and prepare 4 x sandwiches/lunch boxes.
6.45pm -7.45pm - bathtimes, hairwash, daughter arrives back, bedtime stories, homework.
7.45pm - 8pm - final tidy ready to sit down.
That is a typical Tuesday and that, my friends is what I did ALL day!
So, what do you think worthy of a new blog? I think so. I will make time for an hour's exercise. One of the dad's is a personal trainer and I am going to attend his boot camp session on a Friday morning because I'm worth it!
Be back very shortly with Saturday Chit Chat and a very exciting new guest blog regular feature.