Very often I hear from my friends and girlfriends that they are sorely lacking time for themselves. They have 1 child, a studio apartment (maximum one-bedroom), a husband is a bummer and there are no grandparents in the wings, and at home there is a cleaning, laundry, ironing, etc.
I always quietly smile or suggest hiring my family: a husband (always on the job), 4 children, and two of them are schoolchildren, grandmother and grandfather (my parents), and 3 cats.
Many have a hysterical shock when they find out about my full line-up, where I am the commander-in-chief of the Gorobtsov company.
One of the main questions that girls ask me is how I manage to do everything. But you need to take children to school, cook and eat, clean the house, then meet your husband with robots, do homework with children, go to the park with smaller ones, and make preparations for the winter.
The main thing – do not relax
I have time for everything! And I still have a lot of free time in stock. The main thing is to plan everything correctly. Basically, I live on a certain schedule, which rarely fails. There are, of course, days of exceptions, when I do nothing at all. This happiness is called MAMA BAST. Then dad becomes the helm, and I just leave the house. Basically, it happens on the weekend.
But now about the usual working day for a large mother.
Morning. Rise 7.00 – Senior sons gathering in school.
7.30 – 9.00 – I take children to school with the return home.
9.00 – 11.00 – Cooking time. I cook once a day. it
necessarily the first, second course, something meat, and, of course, compote with cookies. Two hours is enough for me.
11.00 – 13.00 – The time of cleaning the house. I have a big house, there are many rooms, so I explain to the children that they have to clean their rooms themselves. And the cleaning does not take me much time.
13.00 – 15.00 – My first window. I can usually read, watch
movies, sit on the Internet.
15.00 – 17.00 – Little children are spread by circles.
17.00 – The whole family is going home. Husband comes from work, children from school, we come back from DYUTS.
18.00 – Family dinner.
18.30 – 20.00 – We need to do the lessons with the older ones.
20.00 – 22.00 – My second window. Again, I can sit in my favorite magazine, write another topic, rewrite your favorite recipe.
22.00 – Children’s hang up.
22.15 – 24.00 – My third window. This time I devote to my husband.
So what? You say that I am heavily loaded? I have wonderful assistants. Older kids help me in everything, husband, in the evenings, is engaged in little ones. Glues, sculpts, draws, gives mom, i.e. I calmly work. I still work at home, I keep accounts of state of emergency.
All my flying family members know that when mom works, peace and quiet reign in the house.
Of course, there are days when I get very tired, I can suddenly fall asleep somewhere. The children will cover the blanket and quietly watch cartoons. I will not say that it is easy to be a mother of 4 children, but I myself chose this path and have no regrets about anything.
So who now will tell me that with 1 child is hard? I will say – come to me for the weekend, and I am in the forest, in silence …