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Sunday caveats

It just occurred to me that some non-parents might be puzzled at the timeframes outlined in my previous post. 25 minutes to feed a child??? You can’t be serious. Well I know some folks who need to dedicate ONE HOUR just to shovel food into their kid’s mouth. So here are a few additional caveats to add further context our Sundays: Feeding children is a looooong and slooooow process. And not forgetting, messy.
.When you become a parent, you will understand what the big deal with naps is all about.
.Children create a lot (and I really mean a LOT) of laundry.
.Packing supplies for going out with kids is like getting ready for a big military operation.
.Having kids is like a mega adventure ride. All ups and downs. Highs and lows. And in the end, it’s all good.

Sundays

Circa 3 B.C. (Before Children) – I watched parents fumble into church, often 15-20 minutes into service, lugging prams and bags of baby supplies. I wondered over this crazy world of parenting… How hard could it be to start 15 minutes earlier? Maybe wake up earlier? Prepare everything in advance?Present era: 1 A.D. (After Delivery) – I am now living the reality. I decided to document a typical Sunday morning routine to illustrate the typical challenges parents often face:6.30AM Nathan wakes up so we’re up too. Start the day with the usual wash up, morning cuddle and nappy change.6.45AM Feed Nathan breakfast. Weetbix and milk.7.10AM Clean up Weetbix and milk mess from chair, floor and clothes. How did he get Weetbix into his ears?7.20AM Load laundry into washing machine (I did laundry yesterday and the day before but I still have a backlog to clear before Monday when I’m back at work)7.30AM Breakfast time for hubs and I. Nathan sits by and nibbles bits from our plate8.00AM Clear table a…

Leonardo da Nathan

We’ve been sending Nathan to daycare for about four months now. We started at once a week so that I could pop into the office to check-in for meetings and stuff. I was able to work from home on other days.Toward the end of the year, it became increasing challenging to be productive at work with Nathan at home with me. So we decided to increase the number of daycare days per week.As our existing family daycare had no other slots available, we found a second family daycare centre to share the load.Family daycares are my absolute top choice of daycare options. The carers operate out of their own house which I found to be more homey and cosy. I love the fact that they are smaller scale (maximum of four kids per household) which provides a more intimate setting for the kids to interact in.I also think the risk of contagious sicknesses spreading is a lot lower in family daycares. So far over the past year, Nathan has never fallen ill or caught any sicknesses as a result of going to daycare.…

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