Well, it's been a busy week in the Working Mum house.
I'm drowning under a sea of marking from school (due to our homework timetable which was devised independently of the lesson timetable - therein lies a tale). There was the choir rehearsal stress on Tuesday. Husband was away for two days at a football tournament, back for one night (enough to fill the wash basket and untidy the house, how does he do that?) then away for two days with work.
Daughter has been assessed and placed on the 'fast track' reading programme at school (this is our punishment for learning our Jolly Phonics last year). So now I have to spend more time with her learning 'blends' and 'key words'. (I thought we could coast the Jolly Phonics stage this term, but no, individualised learning put paid to that!)
Oh, and of course, I've had to fit in "Strictly - It Takes Two" each night at 6.30pm.
However, husband was not working today (unusually) so I used one of my "mum vouchers". A while ago, when I had forgotten who I used to be, husband printed a sheet of vouchers for me to use to have some "me time". You have to present voucher to husband at least a week in advance, but he will take over the reins for a prescribed amount of time. I recommend them!
Husband has to entertain daughter all day, wait in for new sofas to be delivered, take her to the library to change her books and do the Tesco shop.
I get to go shopping - with my mum. The new Home section of The Trafford Centre awaits. I'm hoping to get lots of lovely things for my new lounge. Lunch out courtesy of Tesco vouchers (TGFT). Then an afternoon of trying on clothes without chasing after daughter through changing rooms in my underwear. Time to peruse the latest collections without daughter shouting "This is BORING". Maybe even some new make-up?!
Time for me, me, me!