Sunday, November 7, 2010

Working and Raising a Baby

A lot of people say that having a child is one of the hardest things you do in your life. Although I agree with that statement, I would say that being a full-time working mother makes this endeavor harder by the nth degree. I'm not just talking about the lack of sleep and the hazy days. No, I'm talking about how does one complete the simple day-to-day tasks such as making dinner and cleaning the house? I'll show you!
First, save the mound of laundry for Sunday. You're busy cooking, so it's easy to do the laundry and cook at the same time.

We cook all of our meals for the week on Sunday. That way when we come home from a long day of work and day care, all we have to do is pop our delicious home-cooked meal in the microwave.

Oh, what about the dogs? Luckily Hank is super lazy and doesn't mind sleeping the days away on his blue chair.

Quinnie requires a little bit more love and attention. As long as we walk him and throw the frisbee, he's content.

While the laundry is being washed and the dinners are being cooked and the bathroom is being scrubbed and dog poop is being picked up, it's helpful when the little Diva decides to nap (as opposed to the infamous nap-strike).

If she's not napping, then it's helpful to plunk her into her "circle of neglect." Don't worry, she still gets lots of snuggles and kisses.

After everything is cooked, cleaned, and washed, the whole family goes on a walk. It's getting cold so Eliza likes to be bundled up!

Whenever we are feeling weary and overwhelmed, all we do is take one look at this face and we know it's all worth it. Nothing revives the spirit like a good snuggle with a cuddly little baby.  

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