Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Overworked and Underpaid....relax and enjoy!

Hey Mums...are you overworked and underpaid? 'Running a household' is a lot more labour intensive then first thought! It's not as simple as some may think. I've recently been told that housemums have it easy, all they do is:
  1. Wake up in the morning
  2. Take a long warm shower
  3. Have a fabulous hairdo
  4. Get dressed
  5. Have a Cappucino
  6. Eat lunch with the girls
  7. Check the mail
  8. Watch your fav TV program
  9. Go to bed early to get beauty rest

How wrong was that statement?!?! Although most of us would love for the above scenario to be our daily routine....I doubt it actually is. The majority of mothers have a routine similar to the following:

  1. 6 am - it's late...I've slept in
  2. Maybe a quick shower
  3. Hairclip anyone?
  4. Who cares what I wear, I'll end up with someone elses food, saliva or other bodily excrement on it by noon
  5. The 3-hour cold coffee
  6. Watch Dora the Explorer as background noise as you clean
  7. Nappy, nappy, nappy
  8. Feed the children
  9. Nappy, nappy, nappy
  10. Dishes
  11. Laundry
  12. Nappy, nappy, nappy
  13. Feed the children
  14. Play with the kids
  15. Bathe the kids
  16. Read the bedtime story
  17. Actually get the kids to bed
  18. Ask yourself 'Did I eat today?'
  19. Prepare lunches for tomorrow
  20. Throw another load of laundry on overnight
  21. Fall into bed exhausted around midnight looking forward to tomorrow
So, for all you mothers...a HUGE are fabulous and for the most part, you keep it all together, still manage to get some 'mommy time' in the equation above and often do it all with a smile on your face. Okay, so you might not get out and get a manicure/pedicure nearly as regularly as you would like so that's where we come into play...we happen to have a wide range of Palmers products to allow you to pamper yourselves (or get the other half to massage your feet)

Whatever you get up to in your day as a mother, just know that we think you're awesome! Attempt to find some time in your day to relax and realise how much you mean to others. I recently heard a quote that I want to pass on "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world! (Anonymous)"