I have a confession…or several. I didn’t take the garbage out to the road this week because I really didn’t have time. In the past drive thru’s have been a way of life, due to lack of time. Washing clothes is done on the weekends, or during the night if I have the will power to throw in a load after I have worked all day then taxied around my children in the evening hours. Sometimes I go to bed at 8:30pm because I have gotten up at 4:00am, had a busy morning, worked eight hours (not just sitting at a desk all day- doing exhausting work,) taken care of the kids after work, and just didn’t have the energy afterward to stay up any later. By the end of the day I’m too tired to get stuff together for the morning. It a vicious cycle.
Things could be worse. Really. But it seems I can’t keep up with the demands of life. Forget going to the grocery store during the week, or the gym, or even watching tv in the evenings. Birthdays, get togethers, parties- they all seem like a chore and are hardly enjoyable anymore because of all the other demands of life, constantly thinking about things that need to be done at home.
Any other single parents out there struggling with time constraints? Feeling like you need an assistant, housekeeper, cook, chauffeur, nanny, and any other wait staff that can possibly be employed? Not sure how families with multiple children do it, even with the help of a husband. This lifestyle is getting old.
What are my solutions, other than complain anonymously on a public forum? Right now I’m making a huge effort to get my morning stuff ready in the evenings before bed. One load of laundry every night, or if I find laundry service Groupons, buying those. (That might take the place of that housekeeper!)
That is all I have right now. How do all of our busy readers get it all done?