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Juggling the Afterschool Chaos with Mom Chores: How do you do it?

January 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

We’ve all been there–you get home from school get the kids situated in whatever game they are interested in and you set about your business such as cooking dinner, folding the laundry or washing the dishes!  I’ve put myself through the wringer more times than I can count when I attempt to multi-task while they are left to their own devices.

I’d prefer for my kids to be active OUTSIDE for as long as possible…although this backfired on my recently when my kids decided to use their own devices to entertain themselves.  This involved turning on sprinkles manually in an effort to bring their dog down off the slope which then lead to both kids soaked in 55 degree weather, followed by them breaking the sprinkler, followed by me becoming completely soaked while attempting to fix the sprinkler…..Long story, all children and mommy soaked and while trying to fix the sprinkler ends with me turning off water to the entire house!

Husband had to come rescue us.

Anyway, this is not the type of chaos I’d prefer to manage on my day to day basis.  I’d like to say it goes smoothly, but, it doesn’t.

Case in point (and I am seriously chopping veggies with my neck craned watching the action pictured below:

And, yes, I let this happen..theoretically they weren’t hurting anything or object and as long as the missed the lamp when crashing, I was ok with it.

So, this leads me to question, how do other moms get it done?! I have two methods of “management” that do work for me the first one being getting them in the kitchen to chop, prepare or stir whatever I am cooking and the second one being the bathtub.

But, seriously, how do you do it?!

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beachbody // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

    All I do these days is to give out a long, long ssiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhhhhhh. My only son is just three and I can’t believe that he can create pandemonium in seconds. Yesterday he almost drowned our beloved cat who was his baby sitter. He put my mascara applicator inside my lipgloss and i haven’t even used it!
    And at the end of the day he’ll smile so innocently, hug and kiss me and do other disasters next morning. So, there… sigh….

  • 2 beachbody // Jan 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

    hey, I’m new here and I really like your smile and those orange roses! :) )) lovely!

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