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OK this thing about what do people do while their DCs are at school all day?

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StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 16:47:15

In 6 hours

Well am I the only one who thinks 6 hours is no time (unless you're watching Big Brother of course). If I have the day off when DCs are at nursery I get them up and dressed, MN, drop them off, go to the supermarket, come home, MN, have lunch, put some washing on, MN, put a load of drying in, --lots of MNing--, quick tidy and hoover, MN then it't pick up time again. 6 hours can whizz by! And as for people who have DCs in half days at nursery I don't know why they even bother to go home in between

faverolles Mon 29-Nov-10 16:48:57

YANBU time flies when you're mning busy.

TrillianAdAstra Mon 29-Nov-10 16:50:02

I found plenty of MNing to do when I was a unemployed and I didn't even have children.

UnquietDad Mon 29-Nov-10 16:50:03

Incredible, isn't it? How time can fly... Amazingly some people manage to work and do all this as well!

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 16:51:27

ah but when I'm at work for some reason time goes s;lower
maybe because my MNing is curtailed

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 16:52:08

& i shop in my lunch hour
whoich is wonderful in this weather

werewolf Mon 29-Nov-10 16:52:35

I find sleeping eats up a lot of time. wink

BigChiefOrganiser Mon 29-Nov-10 16:54:25

I know DC1 is at nursery for 2.5hrs in the afternoons, by the time I walk up to drop him and do a bit of shopping and have a coffee walk back home, it's almost time to go get him again.

belgo Mon 29-Nov-10 16:56:09

I had six hours to myself.

It's incredible what I didn't do: I did not manage to:
make the school sandwiches
make dinner
make food for myself at lunch (or does marmite toast count?)
do any studying whatsoever
or any housework.

I did manage to:
feed the rabbit
rake the leaves
set up the Playmobil advent calender
fall asleep in front of the sofa in front of Mad Men.

I think I need be a bit more productive with my time.

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 16:56:11

yes BCO that's exactly what I mean. By the time you get home, surely you can't start anything knowing you have to go out again

santasbluebaubles Mon 29-Nov-10 16:56:37

when my youngest starts school I fully intend to spend a couple of months MNing, watching daytime TV and sleeping. By that time I will have earned it!!

You're right, 6 hours is nothing. By the time you've done a supermarket trip, some washing, cleaning and cooking, there's no time left!

I fully understand that some manage to do all that whilst working FT, but I bet they don't get to sit in front of Eastenders at 7.30 like I do smile

nickeldonkeyonadustyroad Mon 29-Nov-10 16:57:54

UQD - i find time to do all this and work as well! it's called owning your own business and having no customers wink

not moaning, was quite busy earlier today.

WikiFreak Mon 29-Nov-10 16:59:23

youre a lazy fucker
get a job

hth

wink

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 17:00:14

I have a job! I just find the days off I do hvae go by before I know it

brimfull Mon 29-Nov-10 17:01:33

6hrs far too short

ds now finishes at 3 ffs

WikiFreak Mon 29-Nov-10 17:02:06

TOO short?
i do a whole days work in 6 hours.
you need to stop dicking around on here

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Nov-10 17:03:30

But on the days i work i work 8 or 9 hours
but when im off the time just flies
Maybe just me

sarah293 Mon 29-Nov-10 17:04:35

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brimfull Mon 29-Nov-10 17:04:59

6hrs is not a full days work

WikiFreak Mon 29-Nov-10 17:06:13

it bluddy is.

notpartofthelifeplan Mon 29-Nov-10 17:06:38

6 hours is npt a long time. I can see how the time could be filled.

I'm a useless housewife and I actually find that I get more done if I am working as I work better under pressure. I am extremely crap at all types of homemaking and I should have been born into royalty. I can't even make a bed properly and wouldn't have a clue how to iron a shirt. blush

scouserabroad Mon 29-Nov-10 17:07:24

Does anyone else ever get stressed when they realise it's nearly pick up time and they've done nothing to show for the day? If I haven't got anything to do I always find stuff, and if for some reason I can't then I don't like it because I feel like my life is slipping away a day at a time.

I'm not a SAHM, btw, just unemployed!

brimfull Mon 29-Nov-10 17:07:54

children should be in school for 8 hrs at least

peppapighastakenovermylife Mon 29-Nov-10 17:08:09

I think the argument would be that working parents then do all of that and work all day.

Am not making any judgement here by the way. However as presumably working parents also make dinner / clean / wash up / have clean clothes it must seem like that whole school day is free.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 29-Nov-10 17:08:22

I walk the dog for an hour and 20mins. Come home - do shred aerobics dvd. Have a shower. Have lunch. Load the dishwasher.

feed chickens, rabbits, guineapigs. MN for an hour. Go back to school.

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