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I have two boys, ages 4 and 2. I work part time and am just curious if other moms have as much of a hectic day on average as I do. A typical day when I have to work goes like this: Wake up at 6 a.m., get ready for work, try to entertain the kids when they wake up so I can finish my makeup, get the boys dressed, cook breakfast, clean and get out of the door by 8 a.m. Drop them off at daycare, work until 5 p.m. (squeeze in a workout at noon), go home, hubby always cooks dinner when I work b/c he gets the boys at 4, eat dinner, clean up dinner, play with the boys for 30 minutes before bath and bedtime routines. So by the time the oldest is in bed it's after 8:30 p.m. Then I shower and am usually ready for bed myself.
On my days off we relax a bit more in the morning, but we are dressed and ready to go by 9 a.m. I do an activity with them such as the park or a children's museum, then we have lunch around 11:30, read, nap for an hour, then of course it's playtime, chore time, dinner time and the nightly routine. It always seems like I am on the go and on the rare occasion that we are able to have a full day of relaxation I end up feeling lazy, like I should be doing something because there is always so much that needs done around the house. At night my hubby wants to cuddle and talk but I just want to zone out in my novel and fall asleep. I hope it gets less chaotic as the boys get older.....I feel like I don't have any time for myself sometimes. It's no wonder I don't have many strong friendships....