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12/03/2013 at 08:42
This will be me when we finally conceive. I work 12/13 hour days and I can't have flexible working so it'll be hard. We will be relying on nursery and then MIL dropping off and picking up from nursery. I think I will find it hard.
12/03/2013 at 10:42
My daughter doesn't get much chance to play with her toys except at the weekend. On three days she's at after school club. Thursday she has ballet. Friday we often go to the park.
I don't feel bad, though, as she told me the other day not to rush to pick her up from after school club so she had a chance to play And she was put out when I turned up at 5.30 as normal.
She's an early to bed child - normally in bed between 6.30 and 7pm
12/03/2013 at 12:43
I only do 3 days a week but leave the house at 6.30am and get in at 7pm. I see G for about 45 mins before she goes to bed so make sure we have fun bathtime, storytime, telling each other about our days then cuddles before bed. Cooking dinner and making lunch for the next day can wait till G is in bed. Like you say we just make our days together extra fun family time.
12/03/2013 at 13:17
Me. I leave at 7:00am so get to see them all whilst I get them all dressed and then get home at 6:30pm to get them in their pjs, do nightime milk and stories. I then bolt my dinner and log on again. Luckily though I have thursdays off. I am lucky though that my job can be done from home easily (solicitor) so i do that one day a week and then it is really easy to log on at home to carry on working in the evenings/ at weekends if needs be (which it often is).
I am coming to terms slowly with the fact that I can't be around at home as much as I would like but the flip side of that is that they spend lots of time with their dad. Feels like a huge juggling exercise and i rarely have time for myself though. Ocado is my saviour foodwise and i wouldn't manage without my cleaners. Like you say though it is hard to appreciate your time with them when you are so knackered from the week at work though.
Someone tell me this gets better as they get bigger!??? Belle, Is there any capacity for you to buy more holiday so you could say that every 2 months you have an extra day off to do something really cool with L?
12/03/2013 at 13:22
RS I'm pretty sure it does get easier as they get older as a) bedtime is later so you see them more b) they aren't interested in us as parents just facebook / instagram / their mates.
12/03/2013 at 14:20
That's me RS. I am also a lawyer.
Problem is I've had to move jobs as was at risk of redundancy and its a male only office with no remote access (smaller firm) so no idea how I'm going to manage. I might just have to suck it up and not see the baby in the week.
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