Sunday, October 25, 2009
People ask me all the time,
"When do you find time to blog?"
Well there are two ways to look at that:
1. I make time.
2. I ignore my children for an hour every other day.
Pride in my mothering skills will make me go with the first one.
It got me thinking though. How do I make the time?
For one thing I put blogging ahead of things I probably shouldn't - like showers.
I sometimes blog when my children are hoping I'll play with them.
I tell them it's mummies job and I have to work.
For the most part they get it. Well, the six year old gets it and the baby will go along with the six year old on most things.
This has turned out to be quite useful. For example, when they are driving me nuts, (obviously a rare occurrence because my children are cherubs) I might go and read Hello Magazine online.
"Are you doing your job momma?"
"Yes sweetie, yes I am."
Is that a lie? Isn't it my job to be a calm, caring mother?
If I need to enter the adult world or be distracted by fashion to remain calm and caring, I'm doing my job right?
Sometimes, I blog in the evenings. Maybe you can tell, those posts tend to mention wine and fatigue a lot more than the 9am posts. Sometimes I skip a post - do you notice? I feel guilty and a slacker but since I'm my own boss I tend to get distracted and forget to tell myself off.
Mostly, I blog when the six year old is at school and the baby is napping.
That time is reserved for laundry, housework, a nap for me if I was up with the baby during the night, food preparation, emails, bill pay and a multitude of other things.
So, there's the truth of it. My house is a mess, our clothes are dirty, I am over tired and under washed. But hey, I have a great blog!