Thursday, February 5, 2015

Life, lately

1 word!

BUSY!

But sometimes I am not sure what I am so busy about or how I lament time flies each day. I have been caught up with daily grind of life. No times to rest or think.

Parents who do not have much helps around the house or do solo parenting most of the times, you have my utmost respect. It is mentally and physically exhausting! The toughest job in the universe! Going solo is not a fun game!

If you could take care of an active toddler, cook 3 meals a day, do the laundry, clean the house and same time have the patience with your school-going children and yet not shouting your lungs out and still manage to dress casually and do not look like "aunty", then I am sure you are a real super mum and homemaker! (and probably a bit crazy ^^)

For me, I do not have much times to think of what to wear (unless I prepared the night before) and I do not really care if I have a bad hair day. Guess I am trying to be a realistic mum of three! Lol.

Okay. Let me bring you through my daily routine. Day starts as early as 530am, preparing breakfast and snack boxes for the schooling kids. Princess would wake up and get ready without me waking her up as she has her own alarm clock in her room. After her breakfast, I would send her to school which takes about 5 - 7 minutes depends on traffic.

Sometimes Jamie would wake up before we could get out of the house so he will follow us out. Most of the day, he would still be sleeping with Jay going into the room taking care of him while waiting for my return. Usually Jay would wake up by himself but some days I will wake him up around 7am so he could have a light breakfast and a shower. His kinddy is about 20 minutes drive so  I spend almost an hour sending both kids to schools and back home in the morning.

When the other kids are in school, Jamie and I will stay at home on most days. Once a week I will pick my mum for breakfast and do some "marketing". If time permits, I will do some chores or cook a simple lunch but most of the times, I buy take-away. It is basically challenging to get things done with a demanding toddler who can walk and more adventurous in his exploration. I basically cannot have him out of sight so he gets to follow me around.

Jamie only takes 1 nap a day now. With all the running in and out I cannot blame him for not napping more. He mostly dozed off in the car when gone out to pick the kids. So he will nap about 30 to 45 minutes in the car.

In the afternoon I would be busy with the kids' school works. Have not find any suitable home tuition around here so for time being, no tuition for the kids. Every Tuesday afternoon Jan will go to her music class. Swimming classes are on every Saturday morning so Jan and Jay get to have some exercises that day. For dinner, sometimes I cook, get take-away or join my parents for dinner.

Taking a break or enjoying a cup of tea is considered a luxury. ^^ Evening is the time where I can rest a bit, watching all kids playing and fooling around before call it a night.

And you can also call me a handyman (or handywoman?) of the house. Learnt to change this and that, fix some tools and when ever anything not functioning, I will think of a way 1st before calling for help. Lol.

Another busy but usual week. Sometimes I wish for extra hands but I am happy to be there for my kids. They may not have their daddy around most of the times so I would not want to deprive their needs for mummy. It is not easy but who else to be there if not their mummy? :)

14 comments:

Princess Ribbon said...

Haha your picture is very cute and funny.. My routine starts at 5.30am too everyday, take them to nursery and tadika by 6.45am, go to work, back and zzz at 9.30pm.. Also bz+not enuff zzz and no mood for blogging recently..

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Ever considering hiring a helper to help out?

mun said...

You are a super woman!! Good also because time passes very fast like this and you get to see your children growing up right before your eyes.

ChrisAu said...

hahah...same sentiments as my wifey except that she will wait for me to get things fix.

suituapui said...

Yes, great that you can manage singlehandedly and good too to keep busy, you will find time passing by fast...no time to miss your darling.... Hehehehehe!!!!

Merryn said...

WoW! Jay can take care of Jamie while you send your girl to school. That's amazing!

I really salute you. I can't do everything you did. I just stay home jaga Ayden. The rest all hubby do...

Libby said...
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Libby said...

And you still have time to blog, not bad lah, hee hee

Królowa Karo said...

I'm "solo mother". You are right. Sometimes is very hard.

Small Kucing said...

breath in...breath out.

Yea..me to wish sometimes have extra pair of hands

Sharon D said...

Phew! Just hang in there, Rose. They're growing up so fast. :)

Ez Vina said...

Yup, I agree with Sharon. Soon you can goyang kaki. Finger cross ;)

Azura Chan said...

Be strong mommy!

Yee Ling said...

I salute you for taking care of your 3 kids so well. I know is tough and challenging but at the end of the day is rewarding.

My girls always drive me up the wall and sometimes hard not to shout. They already named me as tigress mom but they said they still enjoy my company..ahahah