What is the value of a mum?
We have just had Father’s Day, and of course fathers are important – but what is the value of a mum?
Did you realise that according to some recent research, mums are actually worth more than dads! That is when it comes to unpaid child care and household tasks. This research says that Dads are worth £23,971, while Mums are worth £31,627. I think Mums are worth more than that even!
I know that all families are different – and there are stay at home dads and mums, single dads etc etc so I am going to talk about the worth of my mum.
My Mummy’s Day
Mummy’s alarm goes off at 6am and she gets up at 6.30am.
It is a mad blur of getting me dressed, getting my drink and snacks together for the day, giving me my drink of milk and my breakfast, getting my other things ready, depending on what I am doing for the day. Plus washing me, brushing my teeth and showering herself.
Every morning Mummy could be… taking Bella for a walk, putting some washing on, washing up, packing up different school bags, finding lost shoes, coats, homework, pens and more.
All this and we have to leave at 8.15am!
She drives the twenty minutes to school, then it is just me and Mummy. She looks after me all day – except Tuesday’s when I go to Nana’s and Mummy works. I have just started playgroup on Wednesday and Friday mornings too, for two hours. Then Mummy goes up to Nana’s because it is closer to playgroup, and she works on the blog.
The rest of the days we may meet up with Mummy’s friends for a coffee, we go for walks, we go shopping, we go to the beach. We go home and if I have a nap, Mummy gets on with her work. At weekends, Mummy is usually driving big bro or sis to and from town, or friends, to meet ups or sleep overs.
After we pick up Lea and Luke from school at 3.20 we may meet Nana and Grandad for a drink or a walk, or we may go home.
Then it is … walking Bella, putting washing out – getting washing in, making tea, washing up, homework for big bro and sis and maybe revising. Bit of housework, tidying up, bath time and at 7pm Mummy tries to settle me into bed. I like stories, and my milk, and my little routine, so it can take up to an hour to settle me!
Then…. Mummy works on the blog until 10 or 11pm.
Phew! Busy Mummy!
I think Mummy does a great job 🙂