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To think this is my new normal?

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Oneinchtoburn · 18/07/2017 23:11

(Lighthearted) Current position in life... 3DC, 1 animal, 1 husband (4th child), practically full time hours at work, also have a long term lodger for extra money in the build up to purchasing a new home at end of year. Continuous small health problem ...but is being sorted soon with minor op but is painful most days till then. Constantly getting kids to school etc with 0.01 of a second to spare, always chasing tail it would seem. No holiday this year so nothing really to look forward to (apart from big end goal of lovely new house which is when I'm hoping things will ease off a bit) As we dawn upon the summer holidays I feel as though I'm clinging on to sanity and organisation by a thread. Worst enemy as I like a clean and tidy home so struggle to just 'let things go'

Is this it now... is this motherhood as most know it? Shall I just adapt and hope for the best whilst upping my wine consumption?

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chitofftheshovel · 18/07/2017 23:14

Basically yes.


gingergenius · 18/07/2017 23:17

Yep. X


Oneinchtoburn · 18/07/2017 23:17

Ha ha. As I thought

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statetrooperstacey · 18/07/2017 23:19

How old are your children?
I won't say it gets easier as they get older, it just gets different hard Grin

It does get better though as like anything the more and longer you do it you more adept and efficient you get! So no it won't be shit foreverSmile
Streamline. Get rid of too much stuff. Give everyone jobs.
eisw out the storm my lovely.


statetrooperstacey · 18/07/2017 23:20

*Ride out the storm!


RJnomore1 · 18/07/2017 23:21

Doesn't help when you're describing your dh as another child.


Oneinchtoburn · 18/07/2017 23:24

Husband is the 4th child, he knows it and I know it. We are working on our relationship... separate matter althoegther and not worth bringing into my lighthearted thread.

Kids are young. All under 5

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MumsOnCrack · 18/07/2017 23:25

Yep, unless you're ready to kick up one hell of a stink Flowers


RJnomore1 · 18/07/2017 23:27

Sorry I didn't read it as very light hearted when you're clinging onto your sanity and he's adding to your workload. It's not a separate issue at all, it's extra pressure on you but I'm glad to see you're dealing with it.


statetrooperstacey · 18/07/2017 23:31

Haha oh dear 3 under 5 ! Yes you will certainly have your hands full.

You are in the wilderness years, just hunker down and you will be out the other end soon. Into the sunlight, and a magical place of a clear floors, dry pants and school! Nights out and Sunday morning hangovers when they can get their own breakfast ns watch a film by themselves. Soon this will be yours! You just have to put the hard work in nowFlowers


CaretakerToNuns · 19/07/2017 00:23

The husband needs to pull his socks up and actually put a bit of effort into helping with the house and children.

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