Following on from the fabulous Mums we have already had sharing with us a day in their lives, I am delighted to introduce Rachel from the Nippersnips blog. Rachel is a full time working mum with a gorgeous 3 year old boy and I am super grateful that she opened up a day in her life to us all. Don’t forget to check out Rachel’s blog over at www.nippersnips.com
A day in the life of #Thismum
I’m a full time working mum with a 3 year old boy and a husband. I am besotted with my little one as most mothers are – he is my world.
My 3 year old boy has recently started school nursery. This has brought a little change in all our lives and routine. He seems to have grown up so much. The school uniform really makes him look older!
A typical day means getting up between 6.30-7am. This is fantastic considering he used to get up between 5-6am (zombie times). I have my cuppa tea, (without which I can’t function) and my boy has hot milk and banana. He is absolutely obsessed by both hot milk and bananas! To him they make the world go round. I think it must be part of his little routine. If we ever run out he is devastated. He has his cereal and then I get ready for work.
I work close to home but this wasn’t always the case. The best thing I did after I went back to work was changing my job and reducing the commute. I knew putting my boy to bed each night was worth more than anything.
I get to take and pick my boy up from school/after-school-club a few times a week and these are my favourite days. He loves school which makes me so happy and helps to lessen the mum guilt I feel for working full time. I still really struggle with mum guilt but love working too. It’s a hard balance to reach. I am blessed I work 9-5. This is a huge help.
When we get home I make his tea and chat about his day. Mostly he says “I don’t know” to my questions – which makes me laugh! He doesn’t know what he’s done, who he’s played with or what he’s had to eat. So I’m none the wiser after our little talks! Despite this we have lots of fun, cuddles and giggles. Recently he’s been pretty grumpy too but he’s just tired after school.
After tea he has a bath and I love to watch him play. He’s now making up stories and characters with his bath toys. It’s such a pleasure to observe and he hates getting out of the bath.
He normally objects to going to bed and asks for “2 minutes” ha ha. But I’m lucky he actually loves his little routine of Pj’s , story and sleep. I do have to “settle “him as he calls it. This is me stroking his hair and saying “night night”. Then amazingly he goes to sleep around 7.30 and I watch him through our monitor. It wasn’t always this easy. I’ve had many a sleepless and rough night, believe me – I have endured the worst sleep deprivation. Recently he is so zonked out and is sleeping so well, I just pinch myself. What a difference this makes to our family. He must be using his brain power at school!
I’m so proud he’s mine and count my blessings every day that he’s such a good boy.
A HUGE thank you to Rachel from Nippersnips for this wonderful post. Reading that she’s come through the sleep deprivation and now has her lovely boy sleeping really well gives me hope that I won’t forever resemble a Zombie and that my child may, one day, decide to sleep! Thank you so much, Rachel.
Don’t forget to visit Rachel’s blog! www.nippersnips.com
I am absolutely loving the #ThisMum series and reading what ‘being a mum’ looks like for so many different mums. None of this would be possible without the wonderful mums who have agreed to guest blog for this series so a massive thanks goes out to every mum who has posted already and is in the wings ready for the post to go live. I’ve got several mums lined up for spots well in to the month of December with lots more waiting to be scheduled so I am so excited that we can continue the series and gain an insight to the real diversity across a larger group of Mums.