I occasionally feel that people do judge full time stay at home Mums more than they judge working women.
If rumah tak spotless and clean inside and out, some people will snigger and say, “duduk rumah aje pun tak boleh keep their houses clean.”
But I as a full time stay at home Mum, sometimes rasa, kadang2 memang takde masa nak kemas rumah luar dalam and keep it clean and spotless and all the house chores up to date all the time.
Sebab I don’t think I stay at home all the time every day.
Kadang2, I will get out of the house at 7.30 in the morning for morning school run and don’t come home until 12 noon.
So many tasks to do outside the house, going around everywhere.
And then, by the time you do a bit of house chores, it’s time to pick the girls up again at school.
And by the time the girls are at home, I can take a bit of a breather sebelum start masuk dapur to cook dinner and start masuk ‘tuition room’ to tutor the girls.
These two tasks are normally done at the same time, sambil masak sambil tengok homework diaorang.
Malam2 lah baru dapat buat other house chores yang menggunung tu, hehehe…
Like this morning, my morning started at 6.
While the girls were having their breakfast, I was busy scrubbing our toilet and bathroom.
Pastu, rushed out of the house at 7.45 sebab Miss 8 had to be at the school early for her choir rehearsal for the special ANZAC day assembly today.
Baru aje sampai jalan besar, I asked Miss 8 whether she remembered to bring along the roses for the assembly.
Dah sahih dia lupa!
Penat2 I bangun pagi2 pergi petik bunga roses kat depan rumah tu and put them nicely in a container next to her lunch box supaya dia ingat.
(each student was asked to bring along some flowers so each class could make a big floral bouquet to put under the flag pole for ANZAC Day commemoration).
So, kenalah I patah balik rumah sambil membebel non stop to her in the car.
Geram betul I kat budak2 ni.
They don’t have to remember much but itu pun tak ingat nak bawak.
Then I stayed at school until about 9.30 watching the assembly and her choir performance.
Pastu, sampai aje kat rumah, terus sambung balik sental the other toilet and bilik air.
Habis aje sental segala benda, I had to go out to my tadarus class at 10.30.
The tadarus class selalunya habis pukul 1, then sambung solat Zuhur and makan2 and normally habis at 2.30.
But tadi, I had to bohong sunat and excuse myself lepas aje habis tadarus.
Balik rumah, terus sambung vaccuumed the whole house and mopped the whole moppable areas.
Pastu rehat sekejap, then terus kena ambik the girls at school.
Balik rumah from picking the girls up, terus sambung buat dinner.
And now, while writing this entry, I’m feeling so exhausted!
But, if I don’t keep my house clean…..Mana tau kan, ada yang mengata….
(Luckily, Alhamdulillah, I live over here surrounded by friends yang tak mengata…)
that’s why I pilih kawan, hehehehe……
And at the same time, I feel like I should be doing more…
I want to start sewing again (instead of just sewing sebab terpaksa when Miss 8 needs a costume, hahaha), spend more time tending the garden, clean up the guest bedroom of all the junks, make another lightbox so I can take good food photos again.
The list is endless…..
But at the moment, I am happy enough that I had time to make dinner tadi, hahaha….
For dinner tadi, I made pizza, our usual Friday nite fare.
And I had to ambik gambar the pizzas in the oven (manalah tau kan ada orang tak percaya I made our own dinners, hahaha ).
I made sausage pizzas for dinner.
I cooked the sausages first with sliced onions. Bila dah masak, baru tabur atas the pizza base.
For us, I added some chilli flakes and basil leaves.
The Other Half said, “you made cripsy pizza again…”
He loves his pizza gebu so he had a bit of ours and a bit of the girls’ pizza yang gebu.