Back to Work

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?



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

5 thoughts on “Back to Work”

  1. My life was miserable for the year Nate and I were split up. It was a failing race against time. I missed D so much during the day, especially that last 3 hours of day care he had to endure, and by the time I got us home after the grocery and fed us and bathed him I was exhausted and simply wanted a glass or two of wine and go to bed. It's existance, not living, but a necessary evil for so many.

    Nathan and I noted the other day what a wonderful time of life this is for us, and it is the same for you all! Even with hectic schedules, we are young, healthy, vibrant, intelligent and energetic! What a great era!
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  2. I here ya girlfriend, all day is a constant cleaning battle ! Its a never ending groundhog day of washing and cleaning and getting meals ready.

    You work and do all this !!!! WOW dont think I could do it.

  3. Haha, totally forgot, I am in last year of accounting degree so that adds a little extra handicap! This is why my house never looks perfect

  4. I was just discussing today how solo parents raise kids – they really have to be admired as I don't think I could do it by myself having spent only 8 weeks with my new bub. IT's so much work and even with the two of us we have washing and dishes piling up etc.

    WHoa, chocolate zucchini cake!? Sounds interesting!
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