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Babysitter down to six hours a week!

by Alicia in New posts

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Our babysitter is down to working six hours a week. That’s two three hour days. I know a lot of moms don’t have babysitters so I really shouldn’t complain, but I’m not really complaining.. just nervous. 
Nervous as I may be, I am going to have to figure out how to get Sebastian ready for school, get him to school, exercise, eat breakfast, feed Madelyn, play with Madelyn, do the breakfast dishes, and give Madelyn a bath.. all before 9am, when I start work.
Then at 9, I have to start my work day. What will I do with Madelyn?  That is the million dollar question.

If I try to work, as soon as I sit down at the desk, Madelyn starts tugging on me, or climbing up the chair. She absolutely doesn’t want me to work. So, do I wait until she takes her nap which is usually from about 12-2 then work for two hours?  That’s not nearly enough time though. I need to put in a good 7-8 hours just like everyone else, in order to keep the business running smoothly. I have emails to answer, phone calls to make, advertisements to publish, product reviews to post, and accounting to do. Not to mention the unplanned phone calls I have to take whether Madelyn is awake or asleep. Oh, I can’t forget about Sebastian. He’s home from school around 2:30. He is pretty self sufficient at this age, but because I can’t spend the morning working, I am still working when he gets home from school which he doesn’t like.

Meanwhile, I have to eat, exercise, clean, do laundry (almost every day lately), etc. OH, and I like to shower every once in a while too.

UGHGGH!

Any suggestions?

Alicia

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