Ever since Lia was born, or at least ever since I stopped breast feeding Lia, we've had a weekend lie-in rule in our house. Basically each parent gets one morning where they get to stay in bed as long as they want with absolutely no responsibility for children or any sarky remarks about length of sleep from the other parent. It even extends to the fact that if the kids are up the night before (admittedly a rare occurrance in our house) the one who has the lie in has to get up to them as opposed to normal week days when getting up is taken in turn.
So the way things work now we are four is that Sundays is my lie in day and it's great. Even if I'm awake I don't leave the bedroom until 10am as I read in bed (which is probably the world's single most underrated pastime). Lia now has Greek school on Sundays between 11am and 1pm so I leave the bedroom in time to get across to the shop to buy a newspaper before they go and then I give Connor a bottle that zonks him for around 2 - 3 hours. Yes, the same 2 - 3 hours that Lia and Leon are out of the house. Do you begin to understand why I love Sundays?
Oh yes, a super lie in followed by two and a half hours of blissful me time. Usually spent pootling about, maybe stitching, having a nice peaceful lunch whilst reading the paper and generally enjoying the total quiet of the house.
I've never understood why other parents don't do this. I know one or two families that do but generally all the parents I know the Mum is always the one that's up on weekends. More than one moan that their husbands don't do enough but follow it with the fact that they don't trust their husbands to feed the kids the correct thing or get them dressed or generally do things right. Sod that, I am more than happy to settle for breathing and quiet and if they're fed rubbish and still in their pjs I absolutely don't care because I've had enough sleep to be chilled about it.
You may ask why I've been wasting my time posting this on my 'me' day but the truth is I wrote it out yesterday morning at 7am when I was up with the kids and DH was snoring in bed - I just scheduled it to post today LOL.
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