I always wanted to write more posts for my blog, if possible one post every day. When I read other mommy's blog, who is also a working mom like me, able to have new post everyday, I started to feel bad why I can't do so too. Am I really lazy? Am I really has so much less time compared to others? Last night, I started to figure where my 24 hours have gone to:
10 - 12 hours spent in the office
1.5 - 2 hours spent on the road (from home to office, to parent's house to pick up kids and go home)
2 hours spent on getting ready to work, packing and unpacking bags for the kids to go to school, bath, household chores etc
1 hour for dinner
About 6 hours spent on sleeping
1 - 2 hours on bonding time with the kids, relationship building with hb, and me time
Usually after having dinner and picking up the kids from my parents house, by the time we reach home it's about 10pm already. If they are not too sleepy, usually I will quickly unpack and pack their bags getting ready for the next day. If not I will just quickly get the kids to bed. Lynn is easy. Just need to give her a hug and some kisses and she will go sleep by herself. If it is not too late, usually I will read her some bedtime stories. As for Hao, he still needs me to accompany him to sleep. Moreover I'm still nursing him. By the time I can sit down for a rest, it will be probably one hour later. Sometimes I was so tired that I fall asleep together with the kids.
Weekend morning and afternoon time is for household chores and kids. When waiting for the washer to do its job, I will spend time doing some activities with the kids. For example craft, coloring, reading etc. I will bath the kids after lunch, to change them to something clean. After that I will try to get Hao to take his afternoon nap. Lynn will go sleep by herself when she is tired, I don't have to worry about her. Sometimes if I'm sleepy too I will take the nap together with Hao. After that will be my personal time with hb and for myself. Usually Lynn will be satisfied with me spending time with her in the morning. So she won't come disturb me. She will play by herself, with Hao, or turn on the DVD player to watch her favorite Barney show. But this is not the case for Hao. He will still come to me for some attention. It's not that he does not like to play with his sister, but it's just that he want to stick with the mommy. :( And Sunday, usually we will go back to my MIL house for dinner in the evening.
Even though I have more personal time during weekend, but I seldom write post. Simply because I just want to relax and want my brain to rest. Due to my job, I have to do research, study and design task a lot. So during weekend, I just want to do something light like reading and playing online game with hb. Since I rarely watch tv, that's my only entertainment to de-stress. There are so many things that I want to do. How I wish I can have more than 24 hours in a day.
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