Chores to Play its Saturday!
As any good mother knows there’s that anticipation mixed with a bit of dread when Saturday arrives. If you work, and are in school or you’re children are cared for Monday through Friday then you most definitely can relate to this post.
There’s that sense of relief as I gently open my eyes Saturday mornings. It’s that sense of relief in knowing, I’ve made it through the week almost a sense of accident accomplishment but at soon as that feeling sets in a wave of angst crashes in as well. With Saturday’s come the laundry list of chores and including laundry itself. There’s the cooking, the cleaning, the organizing of bills, the disinfecting of toys, the grocery shopping and then there’s homework itself.
In as much as I want to relax in my bed and sleep in without the rushing pressure of he weekday clock against me, I know that it’s Saturday and every moment counts as he full time duties of a mother are never complete, even on the weekends. My goal as I’m sure it is for all mamas is to be an attentive loving, present mother to their children while supplying them with nutritious delicious meals that Martha Stewart herself made in a kitchen and house that she also decorated and cleaned. The expectations are high and the task of finding balance is what motherhood is about.
As a ritual for the weekends, and I believe in creating your own rituals, I try to make something for breakfast for the Prince from scratch. Yes it’s a feat but I believe in a bit of indulgence on the weekends. We eat so clean and pure on the weekdays and so for Saturday I like to surprise him with a bit of homemade sweetness. Typical breakfast menus include the following: French toast (or as my sons European father recently told me it’s referred to as lost toast over there), pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, quiche and fruity smoothies.
You might ask how do I attempt to cook from scratch with an inquisitive toddler on my hip? Well there’s one option I use when I’m desperate and that’s you tube Spanish cartoons but I loathe the idea of the television babysitting my son (not saying I do not do this), but rather I try and minimize the time he does. What I found to be helpful from around the age of six months to the present day is the baby carrier. Now this is another dilemma in entirely which one do you purchase? Well I went through four different ones before I found the ergo baby, and found my match. It took me a lot of time of actually having him in the sling and doing chores and daily activities before I could really say I liked this product.
Looking back over his twenty-one month life, and examining my weekends, I wouldn’t have gotten anything done if it wasn’t for the ergo baby sling. As I single mother living with no family on my coast I have had to improvise and create ways to balance motherhood this
Sling has helped tremendously. Prince really enjoys the sling and as young as seven or eight months would say “up” when he wanted to be in the sling with me. So for Saturday chores and me this is what I found to be helpful. It’s amazing how they relax into you and enjoy the view of whatever you’re doing at that moment, plus they are in the safest place they can be snuggled next to your heart, so it instantly calms them down.
The ergo baby allows you to wear them on the back as well once they are old enough but I still haven’t attempted that feat I even had my sons father use the sling over the holidays and he’s a tall 6’7″ guy but still said it was comfortable to use because the straps are easily adjustable. Saturday’s are the days I love and sometimes loathe but being connected to my sons eating and playing all day is worth the tiredness I feel at the end of the day when I’m
Wondering, how many more hours until Monday? Honestly, without the ergo baby I would not get anything done and again so conveniently ready to order on amazon.com