It was as if just a week ago when kids just started their summer vacation. Time came by so fast. No more watching television late at night not only for the kids but for moms as well. As far as I remember, I have never had more than 6 hours of sleep ever since my eldest son started going to school.
I am a hand-on mom. Even though I had helpers before, I was not satisfied of just relying my mommy duties to our helpers. I need to make sure that kids are up for school at 5 o’clock am and that their breakfast has been prepared as well as their packed lunch. The school uniforms should be pressed and put altogether in one place. So, that was the time I realized that I don’t need any helper at home. Why waste money on paying for a helper when I am not comfortable with what they do?
By Monday, 9th of June is the opening of classes. I usually wake up at 4 o’clock am to prepare their food. No matter how late I sleep at night, I need to be up at that time, otherwise, the kids would be late and won’t have good food for breakfast.
It will be very difficult for the kids and the moms to get back to their school days routine again, but it’s just something that has to be done .After the kids are in school, I plan to start my morning walks and hopefully this would be an everyday habit for me. I am not getting any younger (and thinner) so I need to make myself a bit active enough to ensure that I could be healthier. It may be laborious to do house chores everyday and still maintain a career but that is where moms can be expert at—MULTITASKING! But despite all of the work, moms should not forget to devote some time for themselves. Probably a spa date with your spouse or best friend, coffee date with long time girlfriends, attend a yoga class, etc. Being a mom is like signing up an irrevocable contract.
Just thinking about all of it now is tiring enough….back to reality so to speak. A working mom now, will I survive the coming days? What are the changes that happen in your household when school starts? Do you still have the “me” time? How do you make time for your spouse?