It has just over a month since I ended my second maternity and started back at work (my returning to work post). Whilst there have been highs and lows of being at work, home life seems to have gone up a notch in terms of management. Not only do that kids have to be looked after pre/post working hours, but there’s still food to be made, clothes to be washed and a house to be cleaned. The list of chores is endless and is never complete. I have now come to the realisation that when you have a two parent working household, your life turns into a circus. This our my reasons why my life is like a circus (what’s a circus).
My life is like a circus
My husband and I are a juggling act, as we work out our schedules for pick up and drop offs, running errands, doing chores, cooking meals, visitings friends. In a strange coincidence my husband has started to learn to juggle actual juggling balls. He hopes that one day he will be able to do a full juggling show for the girls birthdays.
No this is not me and my makeup before I head to work, or at least I hope not!
Not only do my children act like clowns a lot/most of the time. Both my husband and I both become clowns on a regular basis in our house when playing with the kids. This includes acting as lions (see lion tamer below).
The tightrope walker
There are times of the day that you have to tread very careful in our house. When over tiredness kicks in, careful consideration of words and actions with toddlers is highly advisable. I walk the tightrope line at least once a day to avoid a complete meltdown.
My eldest daughter fulfills the role of the magician very well. She disappears when she wants, likes to pull tricks on people and can transform her self from a lovable three-year old to a terror tot in 5 seconds!
The lion tamer
Every night in our house the girls like to play lions. Daddy gets on the floor and they take it in turns to jump on him! As he is the lion I would say that I am the lion tamer as I then try to calm the girls back down before books and bedtime.
My youngest is amazing at this, as she throws her body to around to avoid any attempt at adding or removing clothes. No one can understand how strong a baby can be, until they need to change a vest when they have finally learnt their independence.
The ring master
I like to think this is me, the head honcho of the family and master of ceremonies. Bringing all the many part and people together to run as smoothly as possible every single show time.
Have you found that your life is like a circus as well? If so it would be great to receive your comments.
If you’re a working parent or decided to be a stay at home parent, here are my poems for you (saved here).