At the moment I am a stay at home mum but that wasn’t always the case, I did have a job as a receptionist before Kory was born. Once Kory was born it made sense for me to stay home and take care of him myself rather than fork out so much on childcare costs so i chose not to go back to work. Since then I have become a mum again for the second time and the same situation applies.
When I tell people that I am a stay at home mum, i’m usually asked the following question:
‘So, what do you do all day?’
Well I don’t sit around all day drinking tea and watching tv if that’s what you think. (I wish!) Below is a basic list of what I do all day on a typical day when I’m home with both kids.
7:00am, Wake up feeling tired and wishing I had gone to bed earlier. Make Kora a bottle, grab Kory some breakfast.
7:15am, Feed Kora her bottle.
8:00am, Grab Kory his iPad or put something on the tv for him. Change Kora’s nappy. Get her dressed for the day.
8:30am, Put Kora on her play mat or in her moses basket whilst I tidy up after breakfast.
9:00am, Get Kory washed, teeth brushed and dressed for the day.
9:30am, Make the bed, wash, brush my teeth and get myself dressed.
10:00am, Tidy the house, wash the pots, sterilise the bottles, feed the animals, do the washing, put the drying away, hoover, mop, put pots away, put washing out or on the radiators, ect. (All whilst checking on Kora, entertaining Kory and answering his gazillion questions all at the same time!)
11:30am, Make Kora a bottle, feed and wind her.
12:15pm, Change Kora’s nappy. Put her in her bouncer.
12:30pm, Make Kory some dinner.
1:00pm, Realise that I haven’t yet eaten or drank anything. Make self a coffee and maybe some cereal. Eat and drink.
1:30pm, Tidy up after dinner.
2:00pm, Play with Kory and his toys in his bedroom. Sit with Kora.
3:00pm, Absentmindedly wonder if I’m doing everything right.
3:15pm, Leave Kory to carry on playing. Make Kora a bottle, feed and wind her.
4:15pm, Change Kora’s nappy.
4:30pm, Put something on the tv for Kory so that I can let myself ‘relax for just a moment.’
4:45pm, Look what I can make for tea. Make tea whilst also trying to keep my eye on both kids.
5:15pm, Rory comes home from work.
5:30pm, Dish out tea, eat tea.
6:00pm, Put dishes in the sink.
6:10pm, Bath and bed routine. Bath Kory, get him changed into his pyjamas and into bed.
6:45pm, Read story to Kory.
7:00pm, Let Kory watch a little tv in bed whilst I feed Kora her bottle.
7:45pm, Kory is usually asleep by this point. Change Kora’s babygrow and nappy.
8:15pm, Put Kora down to sleep in her moses basket.
8:30pm, Go back downstairs to tidy up after tea.
9:00pm, Finally get into bed myself at which point i’m usually struggling to keep my eyes open.
Sleep, wake and then do it all over again the following day… So there you have it, an itinerary of a typical day in the life of a stay at home mum.
This parenting thing is hard!