I need the secret to stolen hours please. How do I get to make time?
Christmas is always a busy time of year but I have never known it to be this crazy. We are coming towards the end of the first week of December and I am already behind. This is party because I have had two fabulous ‘grown up’ weekends away which have been blissful, and also have another fabulous weekend coming up with the Tots 100 Christmas party at Butlins, of which I am like an excited school girl, eager to meet her new friends!
It has however put me behind. Majorly behind! I am writing this at half past ten at night. I am shattered and should be sleeping. Today I have looked after three children (obviously), cleaned the house, wrapped some presents, completed a huge pile of ironing and 2 loads of laundry, written two blog posts, gone on a play date with the kids and cooked a dinner and finally put them all to bed by 7.30pm! Then the evening consisted of more writing and some time with my gorgeous hubby who really should not be neglected.
I still need to get Christmas cards bought, let alone written, still have more presents to buy, still have presents to wrap, decorations to put up, a husbands birthday to organise, and 15 guests to prepare for christmas Day! All this and continue to manage three toddlers and run a household.
I really am not sure how I am going to squeeze this in, plus I have deadlines for commitments I have made this month with writing plus coming up with experiment for Science Sparks which I just love doing plus tutoring in the evenings. I need some stolen hours and I need them now! Where is Alice and her white rabbit when you need them?
….Or some Father Christmas time management would be good. He can make it round the world in one night, surely he could loan me some time dust too. Because 3 children under 3 and half are not conducive to shopping, wrapping, and cleaning. They are superb at messing up, destroying, making chaos and unwrapping and so the vicious cycle repeats itself.
So tell me please…what is the secret? How do you fit it all in? Are you all brilliantly organised or in mayhem like me..tell me your coping strategies, as I could d with some hints and tips! x