Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Juggle Juggle Wiggle Wiggle

Many of my friends ask me, "how do you do it?", all this living abroad with a toddler and a newborn baby, taking care of the house while also maintaining my businesses and still updating my social media platforms and also, still dressing up taking #OOTD shots, and honestly, I don't know! I don't really think about it, you see. I just do it because I have to and I want to. But I guess, it all comes to planning things right and using the amount of time to do whatever I can do and not fall into my exhaustion, because if I do, I'll just prefer to sleep. I use every minute I have to actually do something. Nowadays, Daria is always about wanting to be fed or simply be on my chest, so I really have little time to do anything with free hands. So when she's calm and not crying, I quickly soap the dishes. And in 5 minutes, she'll cry, so I stop and feed her again a little bit more. When she's calm again, I'll immediately rinse the dishes, put them back in the cabinet, run to get all the dirty clothes and put them inside the washing machine, and I'll quickly get back to Daria because I know she's already about to cry heheh. So I feed her again, and while I'm at it, I'll be staring at my closet planning what to wear today for my #OOTD shot and visualize inside my head all the details from head to toe. When she eventually falls asleep, I'll quickly dress up accordingly, take pics using my tripod, then breathe a bit, eat some chocolates, then attend to her again because she's crying already heheh. And it just goes on and on, doing every single thing in installments with long breaks, but I just do it anyway. I also do most of the things with one hand nowadays, I eat, tidy up the house and work on my laptop using my right hand only because my left hand is always holding Daria. So doing things take longer (and tougher), but that's just the way it is. So I guess, that's how I do it. I just sort of plan ahead, and by "ahead", I'm talking about 5-10 minutes ahead..:D

4 comments:

Gladys Olivia said...

This is the funniest,honest how-to-be-a-mother I've ever read.
Smangat Kak!
One day, you'll remember these days and say 'Man, I am a strong mother.' 😍😍😍

kriww said...

I hear you, sister... I'm expecting my 3rd kid, living abroad with my 4 yo and 2 yo, of course I have no maid or nanny or nearby family *cry* I work a 9 to 5 job with almost never at home partner (his job requires him to be on site in another cities often). Everyday I just go by my mantra, this too shall pass, and I try my best to enjoy every moment of it. Everytime I drop my kids at their preschool after a rush morning I feel like a walking zombie. A bloated zombie with basketball tummy. Of course my kids look like Gap kids models, hahaha... I guess that what's motherhood looks like. And this time will never come back. My kids will never be this young again. I too will never be this young again. So I soak in every second, every laughter and cry, every stupid novice moment. This too shall pass.

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netha said...

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