My Mom is really laying a mega guilt fest on me.... and yeah, I know I'm not playing with my kids as much as I'd like... but I'm also only one person, and chores still need to get done too...
I'm in the process of moving. My BF is just moving into his new house now, and we are going to join him in the next couple of months, once the kids have had a chance to have a few overnights, and BF and I have everything set up really nice for us all, so we are expecting minimal organizing to have to happen once we move in.
Well, my Mom is really on my case because she doesn't feel DD helping unpack and "dust" is me interacting with her enough and since I work full time, weekends should be only about playing with my kids.
But if weekends are only about playing with the kids... when does cleaning, laundry, errands get done?
I do laundry nearly every night after work, and I still seem to have mountains of laundry to do by time the weekend comes. (um, I have two young children, they go through a lot of clothes, not to mention the baby and spit up rags, etc...)
I also try to run to the store on either my lunch break, if I'm not picking up anything that is going to spoil, or I will get into work early and run to the store after work to still get home around normal time, so my nanny can still leave on time.
I juggle a lot of things! I'm totally on my own at night right now, and have to juggle the two kids, cooking dinner, feeding two kids and two kids betime routines, cleaning up dinner and end of day pick up of toys, laundry, bottles, etc. I know this will get easier as both kids get older, and once I move, BF will be able to help with a lot of this.
But right now... it's incredibly hard to fit in actual play time with the kids. Yes, I know, I'm not that great of a Mother. bah... But I'm only one person, and just the actual care of them, just priority things, like food and having them and clothing clean... takes a lot of time.
So... how much do you get to play with your kids? What can I cut? (I can't afford a house keeper or someone to come unpack a house for me. :P)