Working full-time at a fairly demanding job and often having to stay a little later, we don’t get home until about 6:30 or 7pm each night. Given that bed time is at 8:30pm, that gives us approximately 1.5-2hrs to cram everything in before Ella’s bedtime. She wants me to stay with her for a bit at bed time and often I end up crashing out too as I’m exhausted from an early start (I get up early before she gets up in the morning to either catch up on work or do non-mommy related things). That means we need to cook and eat dinner, practice piano, work with her on her reading and/or homework, give her a bath, brush and floss her teeth, and pick out clothes to wear for the next day (which often is a whole ordeal in itself!) and in that limited period of time.
Today was not a good day. I am not naturally patient to begin with so I knew having a child would definitely put my patience to the test. This is one of the reasons we decided to have only one child as I knew myself all too well.