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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Life with just one helper

We sent Helper B off last Monday and I have been on leave till today - working out a schedule for Helper A and then trying to get my house in some sort of order before I start work. I've been waking at 645-7am when one of the twins burst into my room after their morning milk feed. Then it's bathing and changing them while the helper gets breakfast ready downstairs. It wasn't so bad when I was on leave and didn't have to work but today I feel just miserable - Twin B woke up at 6.15am and because I kept her in my room, she woke me up too at that ungodly hour. Really bad for concentration span at work, this sleep deprivation. Then I have got to get home, feed & bathe them before settling them for bed. The only upside to all this is that I am using more energy and therefore, should be losing weight. Should be? I better be.

I'm not sure how I feel about this new pre school they are in where independence is encouraged to the extent that I found the twins stripping themselves and putting on clothes sans diapers last week, delighting in their new found ability to take off their clothes. Just yesterday Twin A took off her diaper after she did a massive dump and all the shit was all over her cot. That was horrible. And in the evening, when left alone for just five minutes, she went to her school bag and emptied out the milk powder from the milk dispenser all over the living room. Twin B, at the same time when Twin A was dusting my floor with Enfa, pulled all the freaking tissue paper from the tissue paper box and laid each of them on the Ikea stools in the living area before proceeding to stand on one of the stools. I think I can handle one kid acting out but two at the same time doing two different things...world's end. And did I mention I have to wake up at 7am now?

I need to think how to improve the quality of my life or else I am going to be angry all the time. And that's not good for, well, those in close proximity.

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