I am forever bleating because I have to work full day, but taking care of children is much harder work!
Our childcare nanny decided to do her Matric this year and will be taking a total of 7 days off in the next few weeks (don’t even get me started on this topic, will save the story for another post), so the domestic, grannies, hubby and myself will be juggling the children on those days. Luckily Daniel goes to school half day and then sleeps in the afternoon, so it really only is from about 14h30 each day.
Today was my turn and I really had to bite my tongue. We couldn’t go to the park as I have to try and sort out the spare room (long story for next post), so it was the domestic, the 3 kids and myself.
Daniel was DJ and worked his way through 4 bananas which he gracefully shared with his sisters. I’m still trying to get the shit off my clothes, cupboards, floors, carpets and out of my hair.
And of course, every time I attempted to distract him it ended in a tantrum. I eventually gave up and took him to the shops, where he ran AMOK. I think 3 year olds are psycho. His mood changes every 30 seconds, pretty much at the same rate he changes his mind. In the trolley, out the trolley, on the front of the trolley, must push trolley, all in the space of a minute. God help me, I love my child, but he is hard work. And I don’t know how to spend time with the girls when he is around as he is all consuming, all of the time. I also refuse to put the tv on in the middle of the day, so I should probably not complain.
So, all I really wanted to say in a roundabout way was this:
There is a special place in heaven for Moms that spend 24/7 with their children.