Working from home….can it work?

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

 Hubby

  • 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?

 

15 comments
Ella
Ella

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

Julie
Julie

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

Jen aka The Mad House
Jen aka The Mad House

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!

Liselotte
Liselotte

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.

Midlife Singlemum
Midlife Singlemum

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

Sara
Sara

I feel much less alone after reading that!

AlwaysARedhead
AlwaysARedhead

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!

Crystal Jigsaw
Crystal Jigsaw

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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

mediocremum
mediocremum

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!

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