the current conundrum
hold baby = happy baby = get nothing done but enjoy your child
take baby out for walk = happy, sleeping baby = get exercise = no housework gets done but exercise is good
go out to see friends = hold baby = happy baby = entertained mother = no housework gets done but a nice day is had
don’t hold baby = sometimes happy baby/sleepy baby BUT other times sad/crying baby = baby unhappy and mummy doesn’t really get much done because she is too busy worrying about and trying to settle baby.
it seems pretty obvious when i write it down but doing the first three, particularly the last one does leave me feeling somewhat guilty about the amount the Happy Husband then does when he gets home from work.
The saying is surely true – many hands make light work!
That said, these are some of my newfound skills:
– breastfeeding and eating breakfast
– breastfeeding and typing!
– bringing in washing one-handed (i am yet to progress to being able to put it out one-handed)
Now, what I am sure you have all been waiting for…more pictures!