Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My question is this: are other moms of young children able to accomplish anything when their children are around?  Everything that I want to do and many things that I don't want to do but ought to are crammed into the 1-2 hours when Claudia naps and the big kids are at school, and the hours after they are asleep.  

The rest of the time I seem to spend feeding and cleaning up from feeding the kids.   Not to mention preparing to feed them.  

I am aware of quite a few other moms who seem to get quite a lot done and they must either need a lot less sleep than me or (and this is what I fear) they sew quilts and bake cookies while their children play quietly and independently (and then quietly and independently clean up any messes that they have made).

Anyone care to enlighten me?


Al said...

Raise them in the french style, so they thank you when you change their diapers. Merci!

katia / crazy for trying said...

nope. With my two it kinda depends on their moods -- clingy or independent. Sometimes I can get 30 min. here and there to do "my" thing and other times it's never going to happen.