My two youngest still nap for an hour at lunch, this is my saving grace when it comes to keeping ahead and yes, they could probably manage without it now and again but I definitely couldn’t! I usually plan in my head in the morning exactly what I want to fit into that time frame and it ensures I’m chilled with the kids because I don’t have numerous chores to fit in when they want to play.
Example – this Saturday I had a big girls night out, so Friday lunch hour:
12.30 – put a colour on my hair
12.45 – topped up my Shellac nail colour from Christmas
12.55 – mopped the kitchen
13.00 – loaded the washing machine ready to turn on when kiddiwinks awake
13.03 – emailed local nightclub to organise VIP entrance (girl’s nights out are such a treat it had to be done haha!)
13.05- tweezered my brows
13.10 – showered and rinsed hair, body brushed and face scrubbed!
13.20 – epilated under arms
13.22 – hung evening outfit up
13.25 – took Saturday’s meals out of freezer to defrost
13.26 – put roast chicken in oven for tea
13.28 – kettle on and cup of coffee made
13.30 – kids up!
Now that, pre-kids, would have taken at least a day and a half!
I could have easily tried to fit that around the kids on Saturday but will have undoubtedly not achieved half of it in double the time and it left me Friday night for my first bootcamp session – the pain!!