Time to myself? Let’s see…
A recent survey in Britain polled 3,000 mothers and they found that on average, working parents have 90 minutes a day of free time. You can read the article here: Free Time for Parents
Ninety minutes sounded like a lot to me, so I decided to see if it was true. Here’s my typical day:
6am: DS1 wakes up, wanders from room to room, since no one else wants to get up with him.
6:30am: DS2 wakes up, ready to eat. That means I have to get up too.
7am: Get out of bed. Get ready for work. Get kids ready. Make sure lunches are ready.
7:30am: Out the door. Put kids in car and off to daycare.
7:40am: Back in car. On my way to work.
Work work work. Pump. Work work work. Lunch. Work work work. Pump. Work work work.
4:50pm: Leave work. Rush to daycare (they charge extra if you’re late)
5:45pm: Pick up kids from daycare.
6pm: Home at last. Change clothing. Use bathroom. Spend some time with my boys.
6:30pm: Snack time for DS1. Feeding time for DS2.
7pm: Bath time. Get ready for bed.
7:30pm: Put DS2 to sleep. Read books to DS1.
8pm: Sing to DS1. Hope he falls asleep soon.
8:30pm: Dinner time! Make dinner. Make lunches. Wash bottles. Pack bags for tomorrow.
9:15pm: Shower. Don’t like going to work smelly.
9:45pm: Get ready for bed. Watch TV.
Wow, so if I have nothing else to do (shabbos cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, etc…) and go to sleep at 11:30 every night, I will have 90 minutes of “me” time!
Until next time,