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Okay. Long story short. As some of you already know I want to leave my marriage. For this, I have to work outside the home, or from home.
However, this week I had a busy week but was doing less than I would normally do if I were WOH. And my house is gross. It's revolting. Dishes in sink, etc. Now part of that is DH. I cannot count on him for anything and yet he asks me to help him to the most ridiculous tasks (like taping boxes shut... yeah). I want to completely eliminate him from my routine. I am practicing assertive-not-aggressive "no"s. Still, I have to get my stuff together.
So, what do you do? I want to "work" the next week on fixing my CV and sending it out. So housework will be... when? Time with DD1... when? When do I sleep? What does your schedule look like? I will essentially be a single working mother, but working part-time at a well-paid job. I am very lucky about that. But I don't want my kids to grow up in a dump on nasty food, either. I'm willing to compromise, but I want to do my best.
What's your best? What's a good week look like?
professor & maman de DS1 (6) & DS2 (1)
Two volunteer events + husband leaving on business trip + some work + random kid stuff = no time to clean anything. Now it's bedtime and the rest of the things aren't picked up.
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
|I do the shopping every 2 weeks|
I am in Europe and the shopping carts just aren't that big... nor is our fridge. Looks like your boys are older than my girls, too, so I can only assume you are buying way more than me. Okay. Thanks.
It sounds like you all are basically doing the same as me. I just need to get in a routine with the baking / food prep so I'm not up until eleven making food and washing dishes and I'll be good.
How many hours a night do you all sleep?
|I work PT, a mix of WAH/WOH, so I have some flexibility that allows me to run errands while the kids are at school (groceries, appointments). So I am flexible with my child-free time and pretty strict with my routine when they are home.|
|I know the carts but the stuff for the 3 people in my household fits in one.|
For two weeks?
HOW? Mine was piled high for one week last time. And the pantry is already stocked and we have meat at home so that was only dairy, vegetables, fruits, and some other grains like granola.
I shop at Globus.
Maybe because I cannot spend time organizing the items in there with a baby trying to escape / run away / whatever every five minutes.
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