Breakfast prepared and wolfed down? Check. Teeth washing/hair brushing/face cleaning/bag packing supervised? Check. Snacks/games kits/coats and shoes dished out? Check. School run done and dusted? Check. And it’s not even 8.30am.
Now all that remains is to deal with the carnage that has been left behind before getting on with YOUR stuff. Sound familiar?
It’s not exactly the most calming start to the day.
And yet if you are an ambitious, multi-tasking mama who also either runs her own business or works for someone else, this is just part of the course.
Its just one more responsibility that was secretly allocated to you when you unwittingly signed the Motherhood Contract (from which you are never allowed to resign): managing the house and all of its contents, their upkeep and emotional wellbeing…