Thursday, October 16, 2008

Weekdays and Weekends

For most of us, our lives run pretty much the same. We get up on Monday, shower, get the kids ready for the day or to go to school and then we ourselves go to work. We come home, have dinner, maybe go out for a run or to the gym. We come home, get the kids and hubby ready for bed and try to unwind before eleven hits. We do this Monday to Friday until finally it's the weekend!

My life, does not work that way.

Yes, I get up on Monday mornings. Usually before the sun, and I usually run then. Because by the time my day is done, the last thing I want to do is exercise.

I am a new generation stay at home Mom. Why the "new generation" label? Simply put, I can't afford to work full time and pay for the childcare my kids would need. So I work evenings and weekends. Which puts a huge damper on living a "normal" life. But this is normal for me!

And Weekends? What are those again? My weekends are normally more jammed packed then my weekdays. For instance:

Friday-My mother and aunt in law are coming for the weekend! Hubby and I are going out while they have agreed to look after the kiddies for us!

Saturday - Zoo Run at the Toronto Zoo in the am. Softball banquet in the PM. Also have to find some time to go and get a pair of shoes for said banquet, get my daughters birthday present and pick up some AMAZING gourmet cookies I am having made for her party!

Sunday-Sydney's 1ST BIRTHDAY! Where did this year go? Pick up her cake, do some last minute grocery shopping and set up for the party. Then of course....PAAAAARTAY!

And keep in mind that I am NOT working this weekend! So that means next weekend, two days on!

Basically every weekend looks like the one above. And sometimes it gets so stressful and tiring. But I work hard and play harder!

Have a great weekend everyone!

7 comments:

Marcy said...

I tip my hat off to you. So basically you're a SAHM AND working. Dang, you're my hero. I can't even imagine trying to swing both. And oy, daycare costs. I've heard the nightmares :-X

I looooovve to run in the AM. I have the same prob, if I wait til later it just won't get done LOL

Marci said...

I am just catching up with your blog now. I hope your race went well done! Can't wait to read about it. I hope I can juggle running and kids when I am a mom like you do.

Girl on Top said...
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Girl on Top said...

That does sound like a crazy schedule! Hope you had a good weekend.

Melanie said...

life/work balance is tough... Great job getting it all in though! Hang in there, it will get easier :) Hope the zoo race went well, and the bday party!

Carly said...

I also fit into the category of the "new SAHM". I work 2 days a week and do weekend photogigs. I figured out if I went back to work full time I would be bring home LESS $$. Scary thought. My schedule looks a lot like yours and I feel your pain on the new "normal".

I hope the BD party went well! The first one is always so much fun.

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