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hugsarealwaysneededhere1 Wed 09-Nov-16 06:07:45

I'm up at 5:45 every day, do the early morning school run of 7;30, high pressure job till 5, then run kids to clubs and activities, sort hours, start work again around 8;45, fall into bed around 11.
I'm shattered.
Remind me I'm not alone!!!!

Sleeperandthespindle Wed 09-Nov-16 06:15:49

You're not alone. Only difference here is that I don't make it till 11 before I fall asleep (resulting in less work prepared for the next day).
Much sympathy/ solidarity coming from me.

HardToDeal Wed 09-Nov-16 06:17:58

You're not alone. And I'm a single parent whose DC's dad lives abroad so only has them during school holidays, I win! (The worst competition ever 😂)

IminaPickle Wed 09-Nov-16 06:18:33

That sounds hard! You may not be alone (I rarely have such a long day) but do look after yourself.

SandysMam Wed 09-Nov-16 08:19:40

The fact that you are writing this says something has to give.
Any of these might not be possible BUT:
1) get a cleaner so less to do house wise
2) compress or reduce work hours
3) lower standards, have freezer dinners/hot lunch for kids at school and sarnies for tea
4) lift share with other parents for clubs etc, or cut them down, kids do so much these days, is it all necessary??
You are definitely not alone though but try to find some solutions (if you have time!!) so it doesn't have to be this way.

SandysMam Wed 09-Nov-16 08:21:01

Sorry if that all sounded massively patronising blush I'm sure you have thought of all of those and were just looking for solidarity, not advice!!

katienana Wed 09-Nov-16 08:22:14

Do you like your life? What's the one but you really want to get rid of. You aren't being paid for those extra hours work I bet.

user1477282676 Wed 09-Nov-16 08:24:44

Why are you getting up that early? How many children are there on the school run with you?

whatyouseeiswhatyouget Wed 09-Nov-16 08:25:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MorrisZapp Wed 09-Nov-16 08:26:46

Did you choose this life? I'm sorry if something or someone has led you to this.

nephrofox Wed 09-Nov-16 08:31:56

I think you need to stop the late night working. Easier said that done but it's driving you into the ground. Without that pressure your evenings would be more bearable.

allegretto Wed 09-Nov-16 08:42:16

Maybe drop your standards? I do the same school run but get up later and have said no after school clubs!

2kids2dogsnosense Wed 09-Nov-16 08:59:16

You are not alone - which is pretty terrifying when you think about it.

2kids2dogsnosense Wed 09-Nov-16 08:59:41

You are not alone - which is pretty terrifying when you think about it.

GinAndOnIt Wed 09-Nov-16 09:05:00

I am exhausted just reading about it. I have a lot of admiration for people like you. I know one lovely lady who is in very similar circumstances. When her nanny was on maternity leave, she had twins to entertain every afternoon while working from home. Not a bloody clue how she managed it for so long.

newlabelwriter Wed 09-Nov-16 09:13:52

I hear you, up at 5.30, train to work, finish work, collect kids from clubs, dinner, baths (them) quick tidy round and in bed at 9.30. Thankfully I have Fridays off which softens the blow.

Believeitornot Wed 09-Nov-16 09:17:13

Are you a single mum? If not then where is your DH in all of this?

I say this to my female work colleagues who seem to accept too much of the workload when it comes to parenting.

I have a senior executive job and I make damn sure DH does his share although the balance is still skewed.

KondosSecretJunkRoom Wed 09-Nov-16 09:23:16

I don't think you are alone but that sounds as hard as nails.

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