For me, it's most of the things that you want to get done around the house from dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. In addition to writing, reading, even excersising. Not that I don't get it done, but I have to involve my 3yr. old in everything that I do, or else he does anything and everything to interrupt or stop me from what I'm doing. LOL! His world revolves aroung him right now, so I'm slowly introducing him to being his own individual and getting him to enjoy his time without me by his side all day...wish me luck!
My little ones are 13 and 16...you would think that I would have all the time in the world to get all my work done now that they are older but man that's so not the case. I went from diaper changing to taxi driver, from playing peek-a-boo to breaking down Algebra problems, from cooking meals for me and my 2 daughters to becoming a chief for my 2 and 5 of their closest friends. Don't get me wrong- I enjoy every moment but there are times I'd like to clean my house and not have it trampled through by a ton off teenagers...lol
Both my kids are in school now, but the afternoons and evenings do tend to get a little chaotic around here sometimes. The most difficult thing for me right now is when I need to study (I'm in college) and TVs are going, kids are fighting and yelling, phone's ringing, etc. I'm very much looking forward to my husband coming back home in less than 2 weeks from Iraq so we can tag team it again.
Thats the way to let go--let go of the work load(you'll only spin out over not getting it done or done right) And just be with the kids entertaining -performing Teaching...all in fun ways--That is good work--too.
There's an entire list of things that are difficult to do with a young one hanging onto your ankles but if I had to pick THE MOST DIFFICULT I would say it's going to the bathroom. I would have to run the water in the sink to be able to go. Silly, I know, but that's life
I would say to sit at the dinner table. I don't remember when last time i ate in peace )Even after having her dinner my 16 months old, must try everything on my plate and steal all cucumbers from my salad.
You are a lucky man-- many men don't know this because they have never had the experience.
Getting to do anything without being interrupted for a 'need', is an experience some mothers have never known. My mom used to tell me "It is time to go out in the backyard and play". I would have rather stayed in with her, to see what she was doing... but "it was time", so I went.
Love your honesty Jonathanacosta! Women have to sit down to piss, which usually takes at least a few seconds longer than men standing to piss. These few extra seconds of rest and escape from our little ones is the secret to our superpowers.
lifting things, moving things, and hard cleaning...I am physically disabled and can not do any of these things anymore, it hurts me inside , but I only have one child, a teenager, who will help if she has too.... I would still be on a payroll if I could be .
When my kids were small, the greatest fear I had was using the iron when they were awake. (That meant I had a GREAT excuse not to iron!) I'm now looking for another excuse as they are both at college now.....I'll think of something! Just give me time!
I think you can do most things, apart from maybe have a shower - it's just that everything takes about 10 times longer so you will not achieve very much! For me the thing I find the hardest is probably helping my older child with homework, as the little one keeps butting it and concentration is difficult.
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