After ml I decided to quit my job as I'd been there years and my boss was a dick.
I've got a new job (been there three weeks) and I'm really struggling. (New boss is a dick too but that's another thread ).
I'm so completely exhausted. It's only part time this is how my week goes:
Mon 8:30 take dd to nursery 9:30 get home 12:30 take ds to my parents and get to work for 1:30 6:30 finish work puck both children up home by 7:15 Put ds to bed, jump in the bath, have some dinner sort stuff for next day and bed by 9. Alarm at 5 get myself and ds ready out the house by 6, drop him at my parents and at work by 6:40. 1:30 finish work, swing by to get ds and he by 2:15. Have lunch and leave at 3:30 to get dd from nursery. Home by 4:30 to start dinner.
Weds Nursery runs 8:30 and 2:30.
Friday leave at 7:30 with both dc get to work for 8:30. Finish at 1:30, get children home by 2:15 finally have lunch at about 3.
Saturday have dc on my own again for 12 hours whilst dp does over time and plays football.
I'm so tired. I feel like everything is ruined. Dd (3) is being horrendous as is ds (9mo) and I'm sure it's all because of me working. I know people manage much more (I have a stupid genetic disease [hidden disability] which causes extreme fatigue).
Sorry I know there's not much anyone can say maybe it will get better? Will the children get used to it? I want to just get in the car and drive away
It is hard but your working day seems relatively short?? I work 3 12 hour days & manage. It's hard as everybody is settling in. Give yourself time, plan/make din dins in advance etc. I promise it will get better [hugs]
The days are short, yes, it's shift work. I just feel like I'm always driving around I think we're pretty organised, I'm never running late or forgetting things just so tired! Dd is playing up so much too and I keep losing my patience with her.
The nursery she goes to is the closest one to us, we're pretty rural.
I don't like to do anything on my own on a Sunday really as it's the only day we're all together. Sometimes dp will take the children out so I can on with some work (I'm doing a diploma).
Going back to work is tiring. You dd will be adjusting to the new routine. Cuddles and a bit of one on one play will help. Maybe get up earlier in the morning, get ready then spend some time with dd? I find ds is much better if we've had a bit of time, even if just a few stories.
It's a new routine and will get easier. I work full time so feel constantly running around, however just by putting my ds (6yrs) school clothes and pants/socks for the week, folded in a box in his bedroom on a Sunday, saves a little time and panic in the mornings! It's the small things