HOW MANY WOMEN FEEL THIS WAY?

Me the Octopus woman! Photo credit: Castlehill

I really feel like an Octopus.

Being a woman isn’t easy, how much more being a wife and or a mother. I just got home now and I feel totally exhausted and according to a friend, “It’s a Thankless job!” If things go wrong, you get blamed and if things really go well, you are still not recognised!

I used to think I had an idea of what my typical day was, but I just realised that my day keeps changing! I can never tell what might need my attention the next minute.

Morning Session

  • wakey wakey time for me is 4:00am
  • Get the kids’ stuff ready for school
  • Breakfast is organised
  • Get the children up (this is a major hurdle)
  • Rushing them to take a bath and have breakfast immediately
  • Blog in between (in between cooking, shouting, etc)
  • Settle ‘Oga’…serve him breakfast in bed while he watches CNN!! #KintaKunteTimes #RootDays
  • Get myself ready for work (Yeah! I have a paid job! Duh?!)
  • Drop the kids off at school
  • Get myself to work
  • Meet my ‘annoying’ early-bird clients waiting in front of my consulting room! (I wish they could at least let me catch my breath!)
  • See more clients and do some administrative work (while I’m staring at the clock for my ‘take-off time. Can’t wait!)

Afternoon Session

  • 2:00pm finally here. I check that the coast is clear…and I ‘zoom’ out of my office. Scary if a client catches you…more delays! *Pheww!*
  • Get home to take my annoying ‘work’ clothes (they have a way of causing tension in my life!) and change into my regular jeans and shirt (I just love this combo…wish I could wear them to work)
  • Time to pick the Rug-rats…another hurdle! When you find one child, you lose the other, they just never stay in one place. Finally they are together.
  • Off to pick the older one in secondary school…another journey
  • I pick him and so I set off to the market to get fresh stuff…Did I ever mention how much I hate going to the market?!
  • You get home, and insist that every one does their homework!
  • Meanwhile, NO TEEVEE!
  • I shout again for them to take a bath! ( very necessary)
  • Thank God for the housekeeper who has lunch ready…that would have been another stressful ‘journey’

Evening/Night Session

  • That soup must be cooked…by you and no one else. (Sometimes, I think they love it when the wife’s sweat is mixed with the cooking!)
  • Dinner must be served…hungry kids waiting. And husband…much later (very considerate right?!)
  • Blog plus snooze in between!

Tired is an understatement! Now can someone please point out a free time when I can call an ‘aggrieved’ friend, who has accused me of all sorts?! You can’t particularly expect me to slot a time when I can generally day-dream about you! If you miss me that much…reach out to me! Use any media…phonecall, instant text messaging, facebook, twitter, etc.

The real me! Photo credit: Polyvore

8 thoughts on “HOW MANY WOMEN FEEL THIS WAY?

  1. Hey! Great post, all true, spiced with humor. We women tend to be super busy. Great part of this is our doing: we expect a lot from ourselves. Once I realized this, I let it go. That was relieving.
    And, yes, my house is messy at times, but I am relaxed and happy. I think that is what realky matters, after all.
    LOVE!

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