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I concluded that the reason I take so long to get out of the hous with DS is because I am a disorganised slattern! Tips please!

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PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 14:57:06

Today went something like this:

Have shower then realised no clean jeans...root around and find combats only to find all tops that go with combats are in the wash...

Finally find a clean pair of jeans in back of wardrobe, get dressed. Try to dress DS and realise no outfit laid out for him, dash around to find one

DS dressed, me dressed and then the mummy bag is not packed....

And there is laundry all over the house!! <sigh>

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 14:58:59

house rather...

AnAngelWithin Thu 07-Aug-08 14:59:12

make sure all clothes are out ready the night before. A must in this housr with 6 of us!!

littleducks Thu 07-Aug-08 15:01:20

but how do you know whart the weather will be like? that always confuses me...

onepieceoflollipop Thu 07-Aug-08 15:02:52

Puss laundry is one of the few housework type jobs that doesn't bother me. You need some type of system.

In our house I wash most days - probably 5-6 times a week. I try and keep a mental note of what washing needs doing. e.g. in your situation I would have realised that if 2 pairs of my jeans are dirty, only 1 pair is left so I would do a dark/denims load.

If you have a dp/dh then laundry isn't necessarily just your job. Also depending on age of dcs (my dd is 4) they can empty washing machine etc and put some stuff away (within reason)

I try and get an hour or so of housework done first thing. I can get a lot done in an hour (baby is either asleep or playing in the same room). It's the distractions such as a "5 minute" mnet break etc that hinder me...

onepieceoflollipop Thu 07-Aug-08 15:04:53

littleducks check the weather forecast or if really not sure have an alternative outfit to hand.

Puss it is really boring I know but on days you need to be out of the house at a reasonable time, you might need to get everything ready the night before. (I often race round as can't find keys etc.) If you lose several things then you have no chance of getting out!

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 15:05:32

I'm pretty good with most things but laundry defeats me! I take ages to hang it and put it away...what I really should do, is put away all my pre pg clothes and that would clear a lot of space...but I keep thinking that one day I'll get back into them...and they are all so nice!!

onepieceoflollipop Thu 07-Aug-08 15:07:13

Right if you are good with the other stuff then I will come round and do your laundry and you can come here and dust and hoover or whatever else you want to do. grin

Perhaps put the pre-pg clothes in a box (or similar) so that they are still accessible but not causing wardrobe to overflow.

DeeRiguer Thu 07-Aug-08 15:07:59

leave bag packed after each trip wipes toys blah blah etc clean out the accidents pershiables..and just fill with water milk fresh snacks keys phone etc just as you leave the house..

do laundry on a home-in day? check outfits night before..

it does take ages though to get shifting with babe in tow

after 4 years i plan in advance a day or so, not uber organised but tick by without major setbacks, usually one day in doing housestuff = couple of days to scoot out and about doing more enjoyable stuff..

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 15:16:33

onepiece - its a deal! Am a bit of a dust fiend actually! <no life emoticon> wink going out tmw am so will aim to have my outfit, DS's outfit and the bag ALL ready and see how much difference that makes....

Oh and going off topic a bit slightly, do you find your DH/DP's blithely suggest that you do x,y,z outings with the DCs without really realising how much is involved just to get out the bleeding door!! I'm sure Hilary scaled Everest with less hassle and equipment!!

DeeRiguer Thu 07-Aug-08 18:34:23

let the suggestions hang in the air
they know not what they say

its a mini military op and should be approached as

onepieceoflollipop Thu 07-Aug-08 20:19:35

Also I would add that on work mornings I can be out of the house before 7.45 (generally) with all left fairly in order. However this does involve mega planning the day before and I get in the shower at 6.15 am.

On non-work days I am ready more like 10am!

Puss, I will leave clean dusters ready for you. Please leave your laundry ready and I will pop round before work tomorrow. wink grin

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:04:05

Well, I am going out tomorrow...but I've been out this evening as well, and instead of being downstairs laying out outfits (all unironed atm I should add) and packing the mummy bag..I am..ahem..well, mnetting about my lag of organisation..

Oh...the irony! grin

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:05:21

lack of organisation rather...should add lack of spelling to that as well blush

whomovedmychocolate Thu 07-Aug-08 23:22:23

Ah bugger that buy more clothes. Or do as I do and insist that since you are the font of all food for the babies (well okay not all food but the only thing they will reliably eat) that laundry is his job. wink

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:32:32

WMMC! Mwah! How is your tum? Fecking doctors! I would like to buy more clothes but am too fat!! 5ft 2" and 12st 5lb....eeek!! On the plus side - clear smear!! TTC starts in next few weeks!!! grin

whomovedmychocolate Thu 07-Aug-08 23:36:09

Tum bad - going to the emergency docs tomorrow and I guess I'm going back into hospital again

But your argument is crap - you are more likely to lose weight if you are feeling good about yourself. Having jeans which fit you and look good will help you feel happier and also make your arse look smaller.

Besides you may well get some use out of them post partum after you conceive and have your next baby

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:37:40

Yes but I do go into town feeling good about myself, then when I go into the changing rooms to try nice jeans on or whatever and see my baby pouch wobbling at me and my thighs, I get depressed and seek consolation in a Costa frescato with whipped cream


PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:38:13

Oh no re hospital! Can you take DS with you for feeding?

whomovedmychocolate Thu 07-Aug-08 23:42:07

Bollocks - don't try stuff on, take it back when you have tried it on in the comfort of your own home. I went into M&S today and bought some jeans and do you think I tried them of course not. They could always go back next week if they didn't fit.

Urrrgh at cream on coffee. Skinny decaf cap for me (and yet my arse is still too big!) hmm

I'm not worried about the hospital thing btw, I'm just desperate to get well so I can get fit again! I just want to run- mentally I feel better, physically, still completely fucked! hmm

PussinJimmyChoos Thu 07-Aug-08 23:43:05

Take it easy - its not that long since you've had a c section!

whomovedmychocolate Fri 08-Aug-08 15:44:12

Yada-yada-yada - stop talking like my mother pusscat. I much prefered the 'shaggedy, shaggedy, catchee preggy' pusscat wink

Actually I'm taking it v easy as I can't actually walk properly at the mo - ho hum!

whomovedmychocolate Fri 08-Aug-08 19:54:02

btw puss come on over here

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 08-Aug-08 20:27:01

WMMC - no mother comparisons please! Its cos I care! <sulks>

Have filled in the preg thingy.....fingers x'd for a BFP for me in Sept...but...first month ttc, am overweight and had a c section - am shitting myself about secondary infertility!

whomovedmychocolate Fri 08-Aug-08 20:34:49

Ah bollocks you'll be fine. You'll be throwing up by Christmastime

You'll be glad to hear I went to see my (exceptionally nice) GP who has managed to wangle me an appt a week Monday to see a surgeon.

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