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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Being a stay at home mum

So let me set the scene - when hubby and I were dating, one night he'd had a few drinks too many, and he told me that he wanted me to have his babies, be a stay at home mum and drink tea and eat cake.

Oh how I wish that was what I did all day!

If I get a hot cup of tea I'm lucky!

The reality is I'm up before my boys to get showered and dressed, and then I clock in for my 12 hour shift of being mum.  

Hubby works away through the week, so it's all on me - I cook, clean, well I do it all!

I think I'm quite the traditional housewife too as I'm in charge of the money - so once a month I do the budget and work out what money we have and haven't got.

Some days I do feel like I'm working on a holiday camp as a red coat - I've got two little people who look to me to entertain them. 

My eldest is in school full time now and my youngest goes to school part time, so I get a couple of hours to myself in the morning.

At least I don't have to go through an annual appraisal with the boss - but I don't get any payrises.

But it's not all doom and gloom

I've been around for their milestones - so first steps, words etc - I've been here to capture them all on film so the boys can see their milestones when they are bigger.

I do miss working, but I think it's more for the adult conversation and the independence of earning my own money.

People say 'enjoy them while they are little' - and I'm embracing it with both hands as I know I'll never get this time again.


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