The work Christmas party

My husband’s work Christmas party was last Friday night in the city. The wives and girlfriends (WAGs) were invited and I was so excited to have an opportunity to frock up! We had a wonderful kid-free evening with his colleagues and enjoyed real grown-up conversation but this is the how the day really played out…

His day went like this:

  • Go to work
  • Have lunch
  • Work some more
  • Go home
  • Get changed for work Christmas party

My day went like this:

  • Feed the children breakfast (My husband helped with this too)
  • Washed up dishes
  • Get kids out of their pyjamas
  • Make lunch and snacks for my son for family daycare
  • Change baby girl’s dirty nappy
  • Drop toddler off at family daycare
  • Take baby girl to the park to play with her little friends
  • Feed her morning tea *Correction: she feeds herself
  • Baby girl sleeps, Mummy has a power nap
  • Feed baby girl lunch
  • Drive her to Grandma’s house during after school pick-up so she can stay overnight while we go out to dinner *Note: usual 15 minute journey takes 35 minutes!
  • Pick up son from family daycare
  • Drive him to other Grandma’s house so he stay overnight while we go out to dinner
  • Go home for a shower and frock up! I’m ready to P.A.R.T.Y! *Note: at this point I would rather crawl into bed than go out.

Have you ever had an evening out planned when all you ever wanted to do was just crash out and sleep?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. upcycleblog
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 08:41:57

    I know totally what you describe above, going out without the kid in the evening is so tough in the planning and execution that it doubles the workload of a normal mummy day!!!! My life has changed a lot in the past year as my mother in law emigrated to Australia and moved in with us, which as you can imagine was pretty difficult to deal with, but it has meant that what you describe above is now so simple!


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