Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Home With the Kids... ALONE

When our family moved to Moss, we had to make a decision: Liv-Kristin or I would have to switch jobs. The commute would make it impossible for the both of us to continue to work in the Oslo area. After some luck, and a lot of skill, Liv-Kristin managed to get a job in Moss with better benefits than she had with her previous employer. Pretty sweet!

My job is quite demanding when it comes to the amount of work that needs to be done, so the hours are often quite long. Add 2,5 hours of driving each day and travelling abroad at least once a week, and you know who does the most at home.

Well, this week things turned around a bit. Liv-Kristin had to go away a couple of days for a seminar at work. Fortunately January is a bit calmer than most other months at my workplace, so there wasn't any real issues for me to take two days of home office. The commute alone makes it tough to both deliver and pick up at school and kindergarten for me, so home office was the only viable choice.

It's only when I have to do all of the same work at home, as Liv-Kristin does every day, I fully understand how much there is to do.

Wake up, put clothes on all the kids, feed all the kids, make lunch bags, drive them to school and kindergarten, try to do some of your own work, lunch, work again, pick up the kids, clean some clothes, make dinner, drive to Tae Kwondo, pick up at Tae Kwondo, put on pajamas, do the dishes, clean some more clothes, tidy the house (didn't actually do this one) and so forth.

I managed fine, and I love spending time with the kids, but I have to admit: there is so much stuff to do at the house.

I only have one thing to say Liv-Kristin: RESPECT!

No more excuses! Push push push!


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