Thursday, November 25, 2010

Daddy day care is coming.

The silly season is literally banging down our door.

Mr H is about to start four weeks leave. I suggested to my work that I could do more hours and for the next few weeks I will be working three or four days a week.

This shouldn't be such a big deal, but as I try to organise us all for the next month I've realised, I am way too busy to work! I have to reschedule my hair appointment, carefully planned and booked in eight weeks ago. I expect I need to get Aussie Farmers on board to ensure we have something that is not from a packet at snack time.

As we are hosting Christmas I would like to have considered doing a couple of things, like cleaning out the fridge of all the mystery jars (does anyone else have a shelf or two filled with condiment jars?)to make way for more gourmet options, special cheeses and treats that we can indulge in to celebrate christmas together.

I have the gazillion presents to buy and wrap and two little girls birthdays to organise.

Plus, the girls are coming out of crèche for six weeks (hello instant pay rise!)and I have to put all my faith in Mr H to remember the suncream, the water bottles, the hats, the nappy bag, the schedule and the kids. Mr H is a great Dad, when I first returned to work he was Daddy day care for Popps for two days a week. But he does things his own way, he doesn't stick to the schedule and one day can be filled with swimming, the zoo, and a play centre all in the one day, a giant donut king milkshake for lunch.

He is refusing to provide daily itineraries!

So next week we will become a nut house, a frenzy of activity organising for christmas, working, shopping, cooking, playing.

And amongst all that I will have a weekend away...can't wait to tell you all about it.

7 comments:

  1. wow, Claire, some "interesting" times coming your way, no doubt! Will be interested to see how it all works out for you...

    I left the two boys with their dad for 2 hours on Tuesday afternoon so I could grab lunch with a friend...I came home to a house even more upside down than usual, the boys tearing about the house and one exhausted Dad, who promptly "quit" being a dad...

    Thank god he was joking...Well, lets just say, if he knows whats good for him, he better have been joking...

    Your SS sounds a little more experienced in this department! Good luck!

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  2. let ss do what he thinks is right! they will all cope well, when at work dont worry about it..the girls will be fine,

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  3. Mr. Kypo is a stay at home daddy during the day while I work.
    He is great at it. A little more care free than I would be regarding house work. I wouldn't change it though. X

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  4. GOOD LUCK - one day all these daddys that do things their way might just realise why routine is a good thing....

    I'm constantly saying "please, work with me, not against me!"

    never happens....... oh well

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  5. I :heart: daddy day care :)

    Last Sunday I took my girls out to visit friends and let husband have some time at home alone. He cleaned the entire house while we were out and then thanked *me* for letting him have alone time. So very very awesome. No way would I have been house cleaning should the situation had been reversed.

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  6. Sounds crazy busy!
    I love the idea of Daddy day care... wonder if I can swing a day or two with my hubby ;)

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  7. You are wise to start looking at how you can make this work better. XD

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