What do you do after you drop your kids off at school?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2007
What do you do after you drop your kids off at school?
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Wed, 03-05-2014 - 8:37pm

What do you all do after you drop your kids off at school in the morning?  Do any of you go home and go back to sleep?  Since I've been a stay at home mom, I've gotten into the habit of staying up late at night after my son goes to sleep and watching tv/movies, then in the morning going back to sleep after dropping him off at school.  I feel kind of lazy, but I don't seem to have any motivation to do anything else.  I've always been a night owl except before my son started school and also when I was working full-time.

Patti

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011

This will get you a more complicated answer than you hoped for, I think.  ;)  I attend school part-time, so we have a nanny as well as me being a stay-at-home mum; I have two littles at home; and I'm pregnant again with #4.  Three days a week I take the littles two a playschool at my oldest son's school.  The other two days are either sleeping days, depending on how I'm feeling, or chore days.  The nanny takes care of most of the chores on those mornings I'm at play school.  Come home, hopefully have a nap, make dinner, which we eat shortly after DS1 gets off the school bus.  Lately I've been taking DH a hot lunch because he's working close by for a change, which cuts in on my nap time, but it's worth it to see him get something good and filling when he's working so hard (and with such dolts lately).  In May I start a history course (off this semester because I'm so exhausted with this pregnancy) that will keep me busy two mornings a week plus homework until the end of June.  I also do the paperwork, so there's a bit of that every day.  Some days I get really inspired and do all sorts of things, but I pay for that for the next three days at least.

So, in short...playschool and sleep most of the time, a bit of chores, and in May, some school of my own.  When I'm awake there's a lot of sitting on my butt because the nanny has usually taken care of most of the chores and I'm so. stinking. tired.  As long as your family is taken care of, you're on the right track, I think.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2007

I was working, but got sick and I have a disability.  I was also going to school for awhile, but can't afford to now, and I don't really know what to do anyways since I have a disability.  I don't want to do office work anymore.  Household chores gets boring.  There's always grocery shopping.  No wonder I'm bored.

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011

I know where you're coming from -- I was working as well, but I can no longer work and am on disability.  This is also why we have a nanny, which takes a big chunk out of our (or rather, his) monthly income.  The only way I can attend school is through scholarships and bursaries, which are hard to come by, so I only take two or maybe three courses a year.  What were you studying in school?  Right now I'm working on a psychology degree.  Very slowly, but I'm working on it.  Do you have any hobbies?  I really enjoy crocheting, so I spend quite a bit of time doing that.