As a mum I tend to have very little spare time that I can call mine, but this afternoon I have 2 whole hours of “spare time” well I’m calling it spare time,It’s actually just that we have a shopping delivery due between 1-3pm, so I am waiting in for that.
Its one of those rare days with a little bit of spare time in it.
Its only 12.43pm but I have been up for about 7 hours, after about 3 hours of broken sleep.
I got up early to take my grandad to the hospital for 7am as his is having an operation, he’s in as a day case so will be out later this afternoon, and I will be going to pick him up when I get the call.
I came home after that and had a cup of coffee while C was still asleep. I then had to get her up, dressed, fed and we had a little play.
Then took my mum and C to my nan’s, went into town to drop my brother off at a course for 12 and headed back home to wait for the shopping.
While I have been waiting, I have been cleaning and tidying a bit, putting the dishwasher on, putting washing in the dryer and more in the washing machine and I have come on here to write a little bit more and filter my comments (read as Spam).
I hope that I might also have time this afternoon to nip out to the local recycling and waste centre to drop off some items we have, and go to the library to photocopy a template I need. I also have a trip to the post office that I need to do today or tomorrow.
I always seem to have a list of things that I need to do soon, but never seem to be able to get many things done with the small person in toe but it’s hours like this on days like these where the real work takes place. For a mum down time isn’t really down time, It’s “time to get everything else done” time and it’s amazing how much you can actually get done in those couple of hours.
I use my “down time” to plan meals, cook, clean and tidy like most mums do, and maybe have the odd cup of hot coffee.
Mum’s are like superhero’s, well my mum is anyway.
When I was 3 months old my mum went back to work, she worked a full time job, looked after me, cooked and cleaned, and probably like me had a list as long as her arm of things to do.
Mum’s do the best they can, so I just want to say…
Thank you so much Mum for everything you did and still do for me. I appreciate you and since I have become a mum I appreciate you even more, for all the sacrifices that you have taken and all the love you have given me.
I love you