Thursday, March 02, 2017

We've just about survived!

Here I sit on a Thursday night and Nanny S is due to come back on Monday.

Things I've noticed while she's been away:

she's much, much better at keeping up with the laundry than I am


D took all his shirts and two of Connor's school shirts to an ironing service on Monday because I simply don't iron. Ever.

I've been doing a load every two days - first colours, then whites, etc. I did a whites load today and there's enough for another whites load tomorrow but I'm going to just ignore it until Saturday so D can help.

our food lasts so much longer

for some reason, we have only had to buy fruit (the same fruit we usually buy every week) once every two weeks.

I go through cleaning cloths super quickly



I have a love relationship with microfibre cleaning cloths. I have a ton so I use one a day and toss in the wash because I can't stand the slightest bit of smell :)

the kids are getting away with murder with her

She's definitely picking up after them a bit too much. We don't do that at all and find ourselves telling them to pick up their stuff, wipe down/shake crumbs off placemats, put clothes in the laundry basket, etc.

Connor really loves a star chart

Every day he asks me for his list and tackles that list with singular focus. He's super motivated by a goal like I am.

Kendra is motivated by chilling :)



She couldn't care less about stars but just wants to be done so she can laze around (this is Francois blood!)

So while we're excited to have Nanny S back, it does make me think we could probably do with only 3 full days or half days!



We've planned to go eat out on Sunday to celebrate all of our hard work these two weeks :)

What are you excited about these days?

6 comments:

  1. Not a lot on my excitement radar at the momeny. I'm delighted! I could get very excited about a little bit less excitement. Feb was a rough month for me, change wise. New job, new car, ending a two year relationshit and dividing all our worldly possessions (so like moving from one side of the garage to the other and repacking everything I bloody packed in October). But you know what, the changes have been good and everyone seems better off for it.

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    1. Feb was very rough for you. But you're going to be fine - I don't know anyone stronger!

      xxx

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  3. We have our maid twice a week and I really struggle when she is not there. Last week she was sick and I spent the whole of Friday doing laundry etc I am so so grateful for her.

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    1. I know, I know. Nanny S was back today and we are all thrilled!

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  4. Marcia, I read your post and I laughed and laughed to myself. I have no patience for a domestic goddess, even though I want help so badly. I am like a machine as soon as I walk in the door. Warm up dinner and get the child to eat. Eat myself and then, one load of laundry. I plan my laundry carefully. I already know in advance about colours and whites. Which days are towels, which days are bed linen. Even the weather does not affect this plan. I dry in the lounge or garage, if I need it. I never cook during the week, because it takes valuable time. We eat out the freezer.
    Always spend 15 minutes every day before bedtime picking up, and a strict fifteen minutes.
    I use the throw away cloths you get on a roll, so I can throw it away and never have to wash them.
    I thought you are spoilt with Nanny S when I compare with my life, but I fully realise that there are far more important things in life then housework and laundry.

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