Post # 1
Hi Bees! Today was kind of a nutso day for me at work, and then my car battery went out. I went immediately from work to Pep Boys and got a new battery. It was $110 to put a new one in, which isn’t that expensive, but when you’re MAJORLY broke, that stings! So, I was gone from 7:30 AM to 8 PM today…Plus, we just moved into a new house and I feel like I’ve still got a million and one things to do. Then, I worked on finding caterers and cooked dinner and did the dishes and… sigh!! I called my mom tonight and basically told her I don’t know how she does it! I’m 25, live with my fiance and work full-time. I can’t IMAGINE having kids on top of this. I definitely want kids but sometimes I wonder, will I be able to handle it? Life is so so so so so so busy now.. how do all you ladies with children handle it?! Does being so busy ever stop? And how do you handle it all when you have kids running around, in addition to bills to pay, mouths to feed, husbands to take care of?
Sorry this is a weird rant, I am just wondering if time management skills get better as you age or if I’m just running on a few frazzled wires! 🙂 Hope you all had a more calm day than I did!
Post # 3
((HUGS)) it comes as second nature i promise.. oddly enough the more i have to do the more i am able to accomplish, when i have very little to do, barely anything gets done.
Post # 4
crebre, that’s what I’m hoping!! I want kids so bad but days like this, I think, DAMN! There’s not enough time in the day!! Hopefully I could work pt…
Post # 5
@sweetheartdealer: i promise you won’t even remember… i feel sooo lonely when they aren’t around lol.. i’m so lame now somewhere in the last decade i became martha stewart’s black counterpart (except for the cleaning part, i still have to work on that)
Post # 6
I am a 26 year old mom of a 6 1/2 yr old little boy and a full time nights worker and I take care of the house and our 3 animals lol….Let me tell ya it is hard work but…..your priorities will change with out you even knowing it. And you cant fit kids into your life…your life fits around them 🙂 I LOVE BEING MAMA 🙂 He was an oops but I would never change anything LOVES HIM!!!!
Post # 7
I have two kids (11 and 4) and work a full-time job that sometimes requires weekend work or late nights. For me, I look at everything I have to do as stuff that just has to be done, so I always find a way to make it happen.
I am more organized than I ever was before I became a mom, and more efficient with my time. It is a learning process and it’s not easy at first, but you will learn how to manage and you will have your H there to help you.
Post # 8
I think time management does get better as you get older, and particularly when you have kids. And you realize that some things you used to obsess over just aren’t that important anymore. Reading bedtime stories is more important than folding laundry- it will still be there tomorrow.
Post # 9
Trust me, you just make it. Between my full time job, my two daughter and part time stepsons, you just do what you have to do. I did all that plus the wedding planning. Days like this suck, but there are others that you wouldn’t trade for anything.
Post # 10
Thats what naps and bedtimes are for!!! LOL!!! You learn how do things a lot quicker. I work full time have a 3yr old son and FI (and a roomate) to take care of. It can get overwhelmming if you let it but just get things done when they need to be done don’t let things pile up.Like laundry, it easier and faster to do one or two loads every few days as opposed to 10 loads all in one day which will take hours and you’ll be exhausted! but kids are great!and their smiles will remind you that its worth it! : )
Post # 11
I tried to do it all and I was super stressed, close to a mental breakdown, and close to a divorce. There can definitely be too much on your plate. I had to overall my life. I stopped taking care of my husband because he was an adult. He started doing his part in the house because it was our house. We started caring for the kids because they were our kids. I took the “S” off my chest and stopped being Superwoman. Once my husband and I started doing it all, it all fell into place.
Post # 12
Im 36. My FI has two girls, and I have a son and a daughter. We are the definition of chaos through the week. FI is also military so he gone alot. I work a 50 hour a week job. He leaves before I do, so Im in charge of getting four kids ready for school along with cooking their breakfast and getting myself ready for work. I do all that. Drop them off at three seperate schools before I even get on the road. I then drive 45 minutes to my job. Put in a ten hour day.
FI gets home before I do so he is in charge of dinner and homework and any chores the kids have not done. I get home, kids get their baths, we get them to bed at 8 pm. FI goes to bed shortly after and then I have an hour or so to myself to relax. Weekends we do absolutely nothing til Sunday evening. Then we do the major housing keeping that evening in preparation for the coming week.
I think it doesnt stress me out because Im the oldest of ten and my parents managed it. I definitely cant complain about four.