I have one hour. I’ve just put the kids in front of a movie (The Nutty Professor) and popped 4 bags of popcorn so each kid would have his or her own (they are the teeny 100 calorie size) and there’s an hour left on the movie.
How will I use the time?
Respond to one of 185 emails I’ve opened and saved to respond to later.
* Interrupted already* Gotta get the last popcorn out of the microwave and someone wants water.
What was I saying? Oh, right, how will I use my 55 minutes remaining?
Write a blog post. Well, I guess I’m doing that, so that’ll be one of the things I do in the 54 minutes I now have available.
Respond to the 1 irate email that just came in from a client of my law firm due to a misunderstanding that will take approximately 15 minutes of thought and email writing to clear up.
Tweet? Nope, not gonna Tweet.
Here’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to contemplate how in the heck work at home moms without full time (or even part time!) manage to do it.
My nanny, Kelsey, has been out of town for a week, but my mom was in town, so I was able to get work done. But, today, my family finally left and I had some intentions of getting on the computer and doing a few things.
It’s nearly impossible without someone hanging out with the kids.
My kids are not very good independent players. They want adult interaction. I want them to have it too.
It’d be great if I had the kind of kids who could easily entertain themselves for hours with a box and a ball of string, but those are not my kids.
So, work at home mompreneurs, how do you do it? Daycare? A nanny? Part time help? Big screen TV, laptop and a DS?
How do you blog, shop, keep your house clean, arrange playdates and after school activities, do homework, keep up with email, run a business/company, grocery shop, and all the rest?
Next time I get a chance to write, I’ll tell you how I do it and a secret about what a challenge it’s been for me.
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