This week really feels like I am (slowly) getting back into the work routine, though the work isn’t being as obliging – coming thick and fast. Our ENTIRE work website needs to be updated, hundreds of catalogues need to go out, two new cataloges need to be created, press releases finished and promo material for The Boat Show needs to be designed and printed. All on my to-do list!
On the days when I am at work, and Dave works both of his jobs I get a tiny ‘glimpse’ of what it is possibly like to be a single parent. Except not, because I know that Dave will be here even if he is home late, and that as tired or over it as either one of us might be, we will always be there to help each other in the mornings.
Last night I left work at 5pm, drove 30min to meet Mum and pick-up Ethan who had spent a wicked day at the beach. My brain was still working at that point so I had the wherewithall to throw together a chicken, zucchini and mushroom pizza. We have zucchini with EVERY single dinner at the moment and made zucchini chocolate cake tonight!
Anyway, I digress. So dinner, then a shower for E, then while he was getting in his jammies I quickly vacuumed and mopped his floor, gave him a kiss and said goodnight. I think I saw him for an hour and a half. And every minute of that time was spent trying to fit everything in I needed to do with him; food, water, shower, aloe vera on sunburn…….
What remained of my evening was spent cleaning the rest of the house.
One parent families how do you do it? I take my hat off to you, I really do, because as tidy as my house was last night when I went to bed, it is possibly 1000x messier now, only 24 hours later. Although there is a kick ass big ol chocolate cake in the kitchen which surely constitutes an improvement of sorts? right?