Motherhood and Juggling
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Admin
I’m a bit behind on my blogs. And my ironing. And, to be honest, life.
The last few weeks have been crazy busy for me: between marking GCSE exams, end of term reports, teaching, end of term activities, and surviving day-to-day life, it’s fair to say I am feeling a bit frazzled. Thankfully, it is now the Summer holidays and I can stop, even if it is only for a little while.
During these busy times at work, I end up feeling like – quite frankly – a bit of a rubbish mum. When I get home, I’m straight onto my laptop doing exam marking, and on my days off I feel a bit frazzled and my mind isn’t really in the moment as I constantly have something to think about or organise. Inevitably, I end up feeling really guilty as I haven’t actually ‘seen’ Izzy all day or done anything properly with her.
This is why I have vowed to make the most of our time off together: I have made a list of activities to do, stuck it on the fridge, and then will tick them off as we do them. They range from something simple like the park or the beach, to more ‘days out’ like the zoo or Duxford air museum. In our area we have a Spree book (£20 for the year, hundreds of pounds of savings in vouchers, and a portion goes to charities. Win win!) so I have included as many of them as I can too, as days out can get expensive really quickly, and we’ve not won the lottery lately (unless my husband has something to tell me…).
I guess the point of this blog is to say that there will be times life is super busy and you’ll end up feeling like a terrible mother, but as long as you make the most of your time together, it’ll all balance out in the end. After all, isn’t motherhood a giant balancing act anyway…?