I can’t be the only only working mom that feels like I just don’t have enough time in my life to take over the world – as per the very well thought out plan at the beginning of 2020. FFS!

Me: “I want a magical Unicorn for Christmas”
Santa: “Be realistic”
Me: “Okay. I want 5 minutes to myself each day to drink my coffee hot and pee in peace.”
Santa: “What color Unicorn would you like?”

I recently sent this to someone…

When I say I have no time I mean I have barely enough time to sleep with 2 toddlers half day at school and without the perk of the usual nanny. Add to that a husband that is as disruptive as a toddler that inhabited my home office space and has gotten so comfortable that he decided to never go into office again 😂😂😂 It took awhile to convince dear mother-in-law to fly in but guess who scores a few hours a day? 😁 This girl right here!

Time Management isn’t the issue because I manage what little I have perfectly

When I say I have no time I really mean that this Corona thing has f*cked up a thing that was purring beautifully like my Sandton. My work vs family vs self-care time was distributed nicely wrapped up in a cute little bow…

Those first few months in hard lockdown I was shattered. My hands were shaking by the end of the day and then I still needed to sit behind my desk and accomplish something.

Life is sweet

I’d lie if I didn’t say that I enjoyed getting to know the kids a little more over lockdown. The extra family time was not wasted – it was just nerve wracking by the end of the day.

I don’t know what the future holds, but right now life is pretty schweeeeeeet.


Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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