Things have been so busy lately at the Life With Munchers house. Renovations, work, cleaning and blogging have had me running around on autopilot for months now. But if there is one thing that I always try to make sure is that the weekend is for family and me time. It’s all a bit of a squeeze (especially when something like a renovation upsets the balance), but I find we all work well together to try and achieve this.
With both the hubs and I in full time work, Munch goes to nursery 5 days a week. There isn’t much in the way of quality time in the morning, with us all rushing to get out the house, so we like to make the most of a time in the evenings. Right up until bath time, we are running around playing ‘tag’, trying to cram as much family memories in as we can.
Once Munch is in bed (currently 7.30pm) the week nights are used for cleaning, blogging and general ‘me time’. I find the way to get anything done is to create a habit. I know this works for me and I usually stick to it long term if I can just get into the habit in the short term. So it might sound a little regimented, but here’s my typical evening activities, all in aid of a free weekend for all:
Monday night – TV night. I love my soaps.
Tuesday night – Hair wash night & cleaning
Wednesday night – Blogging night
Thursday night – Hair wash night & cleaning
Friday night – Blogging night
Saturday night – Date night
Sunday night – Me time (you can find me washing hair, tanning and doing my nails)
Hubs sorts out the food shopping, cooking and laundry, which I’m very grateful for. If he didn’t do that, then I’d be beyond snowed under.
One thing that I’m sticking by this year is ploughing on and not going to bed without having made sure I’ve put clothes in the right place, or cleaned away dishes etc Can I be bothered….absolutely not! But I plough through and do it. It makes the cleaning tasks so much easier!
Then I can live for the weekend and enjoy it. It’s a tight ship around here, but it’s that reward at the end of the tunnel that makes it all worthwhile.