She's a stay-home mum to Layla and Z, and is living proof that your social life can actually improve after baby's arrival. How does her day look like? Read on to find out!
9AM: The kids are up from 7, but this is the husband's daily present to me: He lets me sleep in till 9 whenever he can. Sometimes I get up to smiles and sunshine; at other times, someone's having a less-than-rosy morning. Today it's Layla's turn.
9.20AM: Good news! Alf is taking Layla out to the park to skate (him on his longboard, her on her skate scooter), which means I get to have a coffee in the morning instead of just thinking about it.
9.45AM: The skaters in the family are off, and it's just Baby Z and me left to watch the morning go by. Will he nap? Signs point to "No."
10AM: Z's found his new plaything for the morning: Our coffee table.
10.55AM: Z, after his third poopy diaper change of the morning and a new outfit, thanks to a cod liver oil spill. He's starting to look glassy eyed.
11.10AM: Uh-oh, when are Alf and Layla getting back? School's at 12.30 and if Layla isn't done with her lunch by 11.30, there'll be shouting and more tears.
12.07PM: It's rush hour around here. Layla showers, lunch is settled, consent forms are signed, snacks are packed, and the bottle is filled. Z's still awake. Layla's uniform is crumply but she's already put it on, and I let it go.
12.20PM: Have you had one of those days where you wonder if you'll ever make it out the front gate? I feel a bad mood rising, but I'm consoled by the thought of Z napping soon.
12.54PM: Almost home again after dropping Layla off in school. Oh joy, Z's nodding off in the carrier!
1.47PM: Oops. Made the mistake of trying to dope a drowsy Z with milk, which was exactly what he needed to recharge. It's at least another hour before we get to enjoy The Nap.
3.30PM: My mother-in-law shows up to relieve me of my Z shift. I hurry around gathering Layla's ballet gear.
4.15PM: I'm waiting to collect Layla from school when I notice a surprise message from Alf. Looking forward to some adult company at last.
6PM: Ballet class is over and with our friends, we walk to the nearest cafe for dinner. The three little girls play together, but sometimes it's two versus one.
8.25PM: Almost home! Next up for Layla and Z: Shower, milk, and lights out.
10PM: Million dollar question: Will Z sleep through the night? Till then, it's all about me!
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