Summer break has officially started. This was my first week having all 3 kids home with me and trying to work fulltime from home. It has been a challenge to say the least. In other words – it has not been easy at all. 🙂 My 2 oldest were in preschool full time Monday through Friday during the school year, so all I had was the baby to deal with. I was definitely spoiled.
Now I am having to spend more time with the kids than working, which I wouldn’t mind if I didn’t have the pressure of getting my work done within a certain time. I am not complaining, because I really do love my job. I love my clients. They would all completely understand if I told them that I was going to be late with something. But I am the type of person that likes to get everything done within a certain time frame. But now I have TWO fulltime jobs. So, once again I take up the “Super Mommy” role.
I found this picture and imagined my own children duct taped to the wall. I don’t think that they would be too happy, but maybe if I wore ear plugs, I could actually get something done without an interruption every 10 minutes. LOL
I say this will total and complete love. I ADORE my children and I would drop everything in a heartbeat if my children needed me. But it is nice to be able to get out my frustration with a little bit of humor. 🙂
How about you? Are you ready for summer? Are you a WAHM like me and have to juggle kids and work? Tell me about it – what are your strategies?
Yes… I work out of the home only 3 mornings a week… the rest of the time I am home with my 3 babies. It’s a constant juggling act and I don’t feel like I do any of it well. I so love that picture. I want to steal it!!!
they only interupt every 10 minutes wow thats sounds like a dream for me. Want to trade kids. I”M going nuts. my 8 yr old and 3 yr old beat eachother up all day long!
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Lorie Shewbridge says
My kids are grown-up now, but I did try and work at home when they were little, never could do it. Their father (otherwise known now as the sperm donor) was NO help what-so-ever, when I tried to do the work when he was at home and “babysitting”. Another thing that annoys me – fathers DO NOT babysit their OWN children (sorry, I digress). I am in awe of ANY mother who can work from home!! So, please cut yourself some slack, indulge your duck tape dreams (LOVE the picture!!), and love your children now while they are little, it goes by sooo fast. I ended up working the overnight shift so I could spend time with my kids, I was exhausted and ended up divorced. You are making the RIGHT decision – perservere!!!
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I so understand, I have my 6 year old who I love dearly but that does not listen to anything I say, seriously, I do not even think when I talk she listens at all. When I put Jackson down for a nap that is key work time, if my 6year old did not knock on the door every 10 minutes trying to wake him up. My 10 year is actually a great help, not sure what I would do without her.
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Sugar Jones says
We talked about this on Chicks Who Chat this week. I homeschool, so summer is more relaxing for me, but I still get the “I’m bored” complaint… and the complaining is getting a little louder every day.
One of the things that I let the kids do is play in the hose. We don’t have a yard, but we have enough room out back and it’s safe, so they splash each other for a while and eventually get cold and tired. Just in time for lunch… and then a nap! 🙂
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Chic Gal says
My kids are older and they are driving me crazy. My son sleeps until noon and stays out past midnight. He is on a totally different schedule than I am. My daughter moans and groans that she has nothing to do, but won’t get off her phone for five minutes. I’m ready for school to start!
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As a mom of three under the age of 7 I feel your pain. I am fortunate enough to have found an inexpensive 1/2 day summer camp that tires them out enough that they are quiet for an hour when they get home. So after a morning of splashing in the sun, I let them relax in front of Martha Speaks and Curious George for an hour.
Then, of course, it’s Mommy time! At least I can get a few hours of work done while they are away and do the less serious work (blog hopping, twittering, facebook) while they are relaxing in front of the TV.
i love the post and as a stay at home dad my 2 little ones and 2 older kids and with the school breaks coming up i think i’ll let them tape me up, love the pic