Mother of seven says angry nights with friends are more important than getting kids to school on time
Constance Hall urges fellow moms to enjoy boozy evenings with their friends on weekdays – because “me time” is more important than doing the dishes and making sure your kids are on time for school.
The 36-year-old mummy blogger from Perth, Australia shared a long post Facebook advocate taking some time to relax rather than worrying if the house is okay.
Mother of seven, Constance said she had decided to “ practice what she preaches ” when she was invited in for a drink with a friend on school night last week – and she left her husband Denim to pick up the things.
She recalled, “I had the kids with me, they played lord of the fly and got ferocious with my partner, while she and I talked and laughed and had a great time. F *** dinner I thought, f *** the homework, f *** it all I have “me time”.
Constance Hall urges fellow mothers to enjoy boozy evenings with their friends on weekdays – because ‘me time’ is more important than doing the dishes and making sure your kids are on time for school
“So I sent Denim a message that I wouldn’t be home in time to eat and that he should.”
Constance shared how she got home at 7 p.m. and discovered that the house was “a mess,” with a pile of dishes after Denim used “every dish in the kitchen” to prepare a toasted dinner.
The couple argued over housework, which led to her storming into bed telling him to put their fifth child Raja to bed, and both were ‘too p ***** off’ to have school lunches for the next day to make.
In the morning, Constance said she was awakened by her daughter’s ‘shouting’ – after sleeping in until 8:30 am.
Then she ran around trying to make 10 sandwiches ‘with the crusts off’ for the kids and dressing them before they turned them in for school 30 minutes late.
The mummy blogger, 36, from Perth, Australia, posted a lengthy post on Facebook advocating for some time to relax rather than worry about getting the house trimmed
Despite the stressful morning, Constance said her boozy night was ‘worth it’ the night before – after her boyfriend texted her to say how good it was to catch up and let their kids ‘fight’ together without a follow a strict schedule.
“It would have been so easy for me to say ‘f *** it’, it’s just too hard, if I take my time the wheels will fall off,” she wrote.
“It was worth it … and I will continue to do it. That’s what life is about. Who cares if the kids are late and the dishes are f *****, then this is life.
“But I want you to know I understand. I understand why you read my words about going out, doing something for yourself and thinking … “it’s all too difficult”.
Because it’s hard, especially when it feels like your whole life is catching up.
Despite the stressful morning, Constance said her boozy night was ‘worth it’ the night before – after her boyfriend texted her to say how good it was to catch up and let their kids ‘fight’ together without a have a strict schedule
“The kids don’t remember coming to school late or so frantically. But they will remember playing lord and master with their friends all afternoon on the soundtrack of mothers’ laughter. ‘
Her post drew more than 15,000 responses and over 1,300 responses, with many fellow mothers praising her attitude – especially during the current UK lockdown.
One wrote: “This is great to read. We are still locked up in the UK, but I can’t wait to take my kids to my friends’ homes and let them go while we drink wine and chat and let the world go on around us. ‘
Constance’s post drew more than 15,000 responses and more than 1,300 responses, with many mothers praising her attitude – especially during the current UK lockdown
Another commented, “Well done, Constance Hall, you did the right thing. I learned from this closing in England when it’s over, I’m going to do the dishes and spend time with people I love. ‘
And a third revealed: “Being a teacher late to school is the least of my worries!
Are my babies (students) fed, watered, happy and safe when they get there? That is what counts. And happy moms = happy babas. So take it easy, moms. You do the most important work there is. ‘