Breaking Groundhog Day #MorningStories

May 19, 2014

That Groundhog Day feeling, you know the one where you wake up, and feel as though you are on endless repeat of the same before school/work tasks. Trudging around the house making sure everyone is up, wash, dressed and fed, whilst at the same time you are preparing lunchboxes, ironing last minute uniforms and making sure that homework, reading and family challenges have been completed and are safely packed inside book bags.

After completing the urgent before the school run tasks I somehow make it out of the door and off on the school run. I can then finally enjoy some breakfast in peace on the way to work, munching my favourite belVita cranberry breakfast biscuits and a banana as I listen to my iPod.

Tuesdays however are different, because instead of rushing off to work I have nearly three hours of child free time. So I head home, pop the kettle on to make myself a hot chocolate (I’m one of life’s weird people who don’t drink tea or coffee), grab the latest copy of my OK magazine subscription, a packet of belVita’s from the cupboard and a piece of fruit. I settle down on the sofa and enjoy half an hour of ‘me time’

…enjoying my breakfast rather than rushing it

…reading a magazine without a child asking if they can read it too

…relaxing after the mad morning rush


And then I remember that I still need to fill the dishwasher, empty and re-fill the washing machine, put the bin out and 101 other jobs that need completing before I collect Tigger at 11.30am.

Oh well it was lovely whilst it lasted…

Can’t wait until next Tuesday!

Disclosure: This post is an entry for #MorningStories Linky Challenge sponsored by belVita Breakfast. Learn more at

BelVita breakfast is the only breakfast biscuit proven to slowly release carbohydrates over four hours* as part of a balanced breakfast for example, a serving of belVita breakfast biscuits, a portion of fruit, a serving of dairy and a drink! (*proven in several clinical studies)

  • Kate on Thin Ice May 20, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I am glad you get some regular time to do what you want to do. Empathised with a lot of your post. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  • Samantha R May 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    its nice to have some me time

  • Katie Robertson May 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    It’s nice to have a bit of time to yourself unfortunately there’s that much to be done it doesn’t happen as often as we would like.

  • Paul Wilson May 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    It’s important to have some time to yourself, a chance to unwind.

  • WallyMummy May 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    urgh… so my life… lol x i actually bought a magazine today and i am bloody well determined to read it and not do housework! xx

  • Jennifer Rhymer May 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I know exactly what you’re talking about, as a working mum of 4, it is exhausting but it is so rewarding being a mum

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