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Time is expensive

September 10th, 2010 at 10:59 am

After spending a good deal of time at the park and wondering why we don't have time to do it more, I started noticing I might not be managing my time quite as well as I would like.

Some time use is unavoidable, I can't shrink my sleep any less than about 8 or 9 hours (interrupted by a baby) Call it 8.5 for ease of math.

I can't shrink the time I spend with potty business (diapers helping kids, and of course my own) which is actually about an hour a day. More on a bad day.

Total 9.5

And meals are already pretty short, between prep, eating and clean up about an hour each, two for dinner.

Total 13.5

Then there is putting kids to bed/nap, considering I am just 'directing' for most of it, why does it take so long? At least an hour a night, plus naptime reading. Call it an hour and half. (snack, teeth, face, changing clothes, story, prayer, and tucking them in one at a time)

Total 15 hours

So that leaves 9 hours a day for education cleaning and computer 'work' (bills co-op, scouts) and non work (FB, email, surfing)

Am I really using those 9 hours well? I dunno. I mean the kids are certainly educated, the house could be worse, and the bills paid.


Oops forgot to add up how much time I spend feeding the baby.

I might have to work on my time management. Or maybe I just need to not have a baby to feed all the time...and a bit less FBing.

2 Responses to “Time is expensive”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    We all wonder where the time goes. I have two under 2 and wish I could get more done in a day, but as some people here have reminded me, with such young children, you're really just in survival mode. Do what you have to do every day,and don't get disappointed if you can't do more.

  2. nanamom Says:

    You have an infant!!! Not to mention 4 others. You are doing great! I only have 2 and no volunteer duties besides the children's sermon once in awhile and wonder where the time goes. You are awesome!

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