Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
nice_cup_of_tea

Weekends as a parent - so true!

Saw this on facebook this weekend and hard to laugh! Just so I remember how life is with two small boys, here is a quick run down of Saturday and Sunday in the Palmer Moran house of fun :-) I really appreciated having lovely mr.ncot back after a week away. We are both completely knackered and the weekend has been a bit of a give and take for childcare...

weekend parent cartoon

Sat
* Got up early with boys
* Take boys to hairdresser at 0815
* Mr.ncot picks us up and we have coffee at starbucks
* I go to Migros and buy a bigger car seat for Markus
* Return home in time to take Patrick swimming
* Return home from swimming, M & P down for lap, I scoff some lunch
* Into work for 2 hours to finish an urgent task from last week
* Restorative cup of coffee with long neglected friend
* Go for facial, find out beauty therapist is sick :-(
* Instead do the family food shop
* Return home, clean fridge, put food away
* Escape and go for walk on the Uetliberg in the rain and the mist
* Return home, have bath, get take out pizza, slob with mr.ncot on sofa

Sun
* Got up early with boys
* Take monthly photos of boys
* Go for brunch at Fork and bottle, play in their garden, visit the horses and goats, walk home
* Boys and Mummy have a 2 hour nap!
* Do big financial sort out, bill paying, money panic
* Book hire car for next weekend
* Sort out my to do list (gets longer each time I turn my back!)
* Clear my inbox
* Boys clear up toys, I get the cleaning bug and do a mad whirlwind hour scrub of the flat
* Alan takes boys out for pizza, I jump in shower
* We have supper at local pizza place, Alan and Patrick return home, Markus and I finish ice cream
* We wrestle boys into bed
* Alan goes for walk, I chat to sister on phone, then write some blogs!

I am exhausted just listing it all :)
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