Monday, January 14, 2013

Working Mom Problems

Is it me or do weekends just fly by?  As much as I try to spend as much quality time with W as possible I feel like some weekends I don't get quite enough in.  On Saturday mornings we go to My Gym (which we missed this week), but other than that I feel like we are stuck in the playroom the rest of the weekend and even then I'm working on stuff to get ready for the following week.

Our Sundays usually consist of us waking up, going to brunch then heading to the grocery store.  By the time we get back from the grocery store it's W's nap time.  After he wakes up from his nap it's lunch time and by then it is usually close to 2 o'clock already and he goes down for another nap by 3:30 and he won't wake up from that nap until 4:30 at the earliest then it's nearly dinner time.  After dinner time we get a few hours of play in before it's time for a bath and bed.  I'm exhausted just reading that.  I have come to the point where I dread Sundays because it feels like we go non-stop.

Why do weekends have to be so short?  Better yet, why do I feel so limited on the time I have to spend with my son? Don't get me wrong, he is with me all weekend, but the uninterrupted time I get with him never seems like much.  For example, he will be playing with pots in the kitchen while I am making meals I can freeze for the week. Sure, we will play in the playroom while everything cooks, but it's all interrupted.  Then I will have this great idea to take him swimming or something like that on the weekend, but without fail, something always comes up that makes it impossible to go to the pool.  Like on Saturday we both took a nap together but didn't wake up until 6pm and by the time I fed him dinner it was even later and I didn't want to take him to the Y that late at night.

Am I totally wrong in thinking that when spring / summer come and it stays lighter longer we will some how get more time?  Maybe that's what I am looking for is more time outside and we are in a winter funk?  I just don't know!  I mean we make it home around 6pm and that gives us a solid two hours to play, eat dinner, take a bath and wind down before bedtime, but it really isn't that much time.


  1. you are totally right in thinking that you do not get enough time with your baby. I feel the same way too. specially when you are working, it is a lot when you spend time outside the house without your kids. I feel for you. and I feel the same for us Moms :)found you in Bloggymoms and I am following you now. Feel free to follow me as well at my place see you around!

  2. oh are speaking for many many moms...we have always followed the belief that to be a good parent we have to be apparent..and sometimes that's as good as it gets. good luck managing your time...the only thing in life we all have the same amt of....
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  3. So hard to juggle daily tasks and work... add to that spending time with your baby! It's hard work! But you are doing the best you can and it seems like you are doing an amazing job!

    I do agree that in the Spring, because of the bigger days, it seems like we all get inundated by more energy and more time to do fun things.
    Just try to relax and enjoy each little moment!