Working from home….can it work?

by mediocremum on 13/02/2013

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Working from homeI was over the moon when hubby started work again a few weeks ago.  The only downside is we’re both working from home, we have a tiny house and I’ve been doing it a long time so have a rhythm and not used to having someone under my feet.  Something has to give.  This is my day and my hubby’s day…what do you reckon?

Mediocre Mum

  • Woke up before everyone else but not too early
  • Did the washing up from last night
  • Put a load of washing on
  • Made packed lunch
  • Gave Madame Breakfast
  • Did her ear drops and antibiotics
  • Helped her get dressed, brushed her hair, reading journal, boots and jacket
  • Did my invoicing
  • Sent out an email campaign
  • Responded to a few work emails
  • Went to the post office, pet store for Hamster supplies, Sainsbury’s for a few bits and Matalan.
  • Telephone conference with a client
  • Cooked Thai Green Chicken Soup for dinner
  • Cleaned the house in anticipation of the cleaner
  • Drove 50 miles to work including the Dartford tunnel, delivered a training session to 30 people with enthusiasm, drove 50 miles back, got stuck in a traffic jam, drove like a loon.
  • Picked up Madame, gave her a snack, danced around the lounge, gave her a bath, brushed hair, jammies, played with Hamster and did Bedtime stories.
  • Completed post visit reports
  • Plus another round of ear drops and antibiotics
  • Sorted Childcare for next week.
  • Wrote this post
  • Poured myself a very large glass of wine and hit Twitter!
  • Served dinner


  • Drove Madame to school
  • Sat in the corner in the kitchen on his computer all day……and he’s still there.

I rest my case!  Comments or suggestions on how we are going to make this work?


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Crystal Jigsaw February 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I’m shouting at the screen here! My hubs works hard outside most of the day and I work hard inside, but of course he works harder. Arrrggghhh!

CJ x


2 mediocremum February 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I had to vent or I was going to explode! Thank for listening! He’s not that bad really. Just need to chat with him, when I’m in a better mood!


3 AlwaysARedhead February 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Oh my your list made me laugh compared to his! A sweet talk with him should hopefully help things, division of labour.

Mine, has been off on medical leave for the past week and a half, he is driving me crazy, underfoot and completely messing with my schedule. Ugh!


4 mediocremum February 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Mine has been off for nearly a year…….so I guess I should be grateful!


5 Sara February 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I feel much less alone after reading that!


6 mediocremum February 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm

So glad it’s not just me….but do think we don’t do ourselves any favours…just need to ask for help. :-)


7 shelovestorant February 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

me too


8 Midlife Singlemum February 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

LOL (sympathetically of course). Maybe you could offer to drive madame to school tomorrow. #justkidding


9 mediocremum February 13, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Snorted with laughter! Funnily, I’m on the school run tomorrow.


10 Liselotte February 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Absolutely LOVE this!
Both me and hubby work from home and I can SOOO relate. Amazing how the task sharing seem to be the same in most families.


11 mediocremum February 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Think I need to do a bit of delegating! :-)


12 Jen aka The Mad House February 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm

This really made me laugh, I tell maddad what is expected of him. Initially we had a list. I think a chalk board often works well. Men are oblivious to all that we do and then when they do something they want recognition for is. I loaded the dishwasher, did you hear me I loaded the dishwasher, yes dear what do you want, a gold star!


13 mediocremum February 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Hubby has just done a bit of washing up….wonder if he found this post??? Whoops!


14 Julie February 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

I’m sure he has just been exceptionally busy on the laptop and plans to make a complete mends as soon as possible?


15 Ella March 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I WFH two days a week, and my OH is also off on medical leave. Driving me crazy. Your list I can totally empathize with. I go into the office for a break…still nothing gets done and I have it all to do when I get home…how is this fair? Lol


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