Today, 04:57 AM
Thank you BFWMomof3 & Dormir41! Good ideas: look at the whole picture about what can things can be delayed, delegated, or deleted entirely from the list! Actually, my DH is a trained chef (!) so the guy can cook. Our preschoolers def prefer his cooking to mine :-P I'll broach the subject with him, and if he says no, then ask what else can we do to manage/delegate. LLLadies, if you visited my house you'd know we have taken your words on 'let the housecleaning slide' to heart, LOL. But I let our older children hang out at after-school daycare on Wednesday for a couple hours and felt much better, even got the urge to tackle some tidying up that had been hanging around undone, and even on Thursday I still felt an afterglow of more tranquility from having some help!
Dormir41, hope you got a lot of relaxation & enjoyment out of the housecleaning that was done for you. How lovely! Did it relieve some stress? Truly sending you the best of luck and lots of hugs for going back to work, please let us know if we can support you in any way *hug* Glad to hear your DH is so helpful and even takes over grocery shopping, which is a lot more complicated with a baby in tow. My DH also likes to do the going out stuff, it could be their man programming :D
For delegating, the preschool agreed to enroll my children into hot lunches/school dinners for the rest of the month. No more panicked sandwich-making while the clock is ticking! Also have sent the older two to bed half an...