I have four children aged 14, 11, 8 and 5. A few weeks ago, my children had a three-week long spring vacation from school. Yes, three entire weeks! For a parent who must manoeuvre her work schedule to be able to spend time with her children, it was no mean feat. And while on the one hand, I feel blessed to be able to spend 24/7 with my kids for three full weeks, on the other hand, it made planning each day a challenge, especially because all my kids have different interests. In the end though, it was worth all the effort and I must admit I felt proud of myself, even more so because I was doing it solo as my businessman husband was unable to join us.

When my husband picked on me

One night during the three week period, my children and I came home after another fun but exhausting day. The kids were starving, so I went straight to the kitchen to make some rice noodles for dinner. As the water was boiling in the pot, I thought I’d take advantage of those few minutes to go to the computer, check my email, and open Facebook to catch up with some friends.

I had only planned to be on the computer for a few minutes, but my husband apparently didn’t think it was the most appropriate time for me to go on the computer.

“You’re on the computer already? Can’t you wait until the kids go to sleep?” he complained.

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This was first published in the June 2016 issue of Complete Wellbeing.

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