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Autumnwalksx Tue 30-Jun-20 09:51:55

Omg I love my kids. But since march I've had them both full time. Like both parents. I'm actually a full time mum anyway. But there has been no give since march. No school for my eldest. No activities. No early nights because they are just not tired!

My mum's in hospital. I wanted to pop and see my dad for half an hour and leave the five year old home. Just so I can walk quietly to my dad's. I know awful that sounds. But she never stops talking. Every walk it's question after question. Every field or wood becomes a game of mummy is the big bad wolf in there??

I'm writing this with humour. But omg. It's draining after three months.

Today I got up at 7.40. kids were asleep. Whilst I was half way through I heard my two year old running about. Got out the shower and he had found my blusher and broke it all up. Stair gate etc was shut. But he had access to my bedroom. Got it down to use after my shower silly me.

I go for a wee and he's shouting mummy at the gate. I try get a snack when they've had snacks already. They are at my feet like hungry wolves. Literally no part of the day is for me anymore.

Well actually a morning or a day!

To catch up on all the things I can't do with two kids around.

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Lockdownseperation Tue 30-Jun-20 12:47:28

It’s relentless, isn’t it. I have an 11 month old and a just turned 4 year old.
The baby cosleep and wakes regularly for milk. I feel like I’m living in the film ground hog day.

Do you have a partner or are you on your own?

Napqueen1234 Tue 30-Jun-20 12:48:48

100% with you. 3 year old and baby. Am shattered. Come on September!!!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Tue 30-Jun-20 12:49:17

Is their dad around?

Autumnwalksx Tue 30-Jun-20 15:13:17

Partners around but works long days. So he's only about for the bedtime battle.

It's just rubbish isn't it. Never ends.

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BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Tue 30-Jun-20 15:25:58

You need to take the best part of one of the weekend days for yourself. At the very least til lunch time for a lay in. Ignore the dc. Tell dh they are his responsibility til 12noon.

theproblemwitheyes Tue 30-Jun-20 15:40:20

Can you get him to take an afternoon of AL here and there to help you out? That's what we've been doing.

Needingsupportplease Tue 30-Jun-20 16:05:29

I only have one 14 month old and am struggling so no advice but solidarity its bloody hard. Also trying to work from home and she doesn't sleep it's great fun Haha

Letsallscreamatthesistene Tue 30-Jun-20 16:21:11

I have a 3.5month old that I had at the start of lockdown and im exhausted. Today its been awful. He naps for no longer than 20mins at the moment but is super grumpy the rest of the time, but I CANNOT get him to nap longer for love nor money. Sometimes I think he'd be better with someone else and not me.

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