Thing is though - I am knackered. See, so far today (and yes, this is a similar day for sooo many mums out there) I have done the following things (and it is on 2.15pm)
- 2 loads of washing
- The school run for M1 and kindy run for M2
- Returned home to look for M1's missing hat (how can you lose a hat inside the house???)
- Gone back to school to help with "language groups" for M1 (wow - they are an eye-opener)
- Helped (with some very good friends) in the tuck shop at M1's school
- Gone to "Officeworks" to try and find randomly requested "art folio" for M1 - a little more information please teachers
- Traipsed to two completely different shopping centres in different suburbs in search of elusive white boys shorts (yes white! What are you thinking Cricket Australia??). Purchased white shorts - in two sized just to be safe
- Went to bank to bank cheque.
- Find book as requested by M1
- Also get book for M2 - to avoid a tantrum when she gets home (I know - BAD mother)
- Grocery shopping (bought and unpackedonce home)
- Bake brownies
- Get ready to collect M1 and his friend to bring home from school for a play date.
Thing is though, I have really enjoyed my day. Yes it was very busy and yes I am tired and the day is not over yet, but this kind of day is why M2 is in daycare on a Wednesday. So I feel lucky to be able to afford the luxury of helping at school and still do all the "mum" things.
I went to the swimming carninval on Monday for M1 - another luxury, as I know a lot of working parents can't make these events. So I helped a wonderful friend out by sending her photo updates of how her Miss 8 was doing on the day. It made everyone feel good.
I really don't know how full time working mums manage the juggle everyday. To quote a much loved/hated book - I don't know how she does it! As long as we all stick together and have each others backs, I think we will be ok.
What did you get up to today?