I am struggling for time at the moment.
Jamie no longer naps during the day and, being an only child, he is continually at me for my attention. I can hardly hear myself think over the constant 3yo voice that inhabits this house. I can't make telephone calls, because he just talks over the top of me. I lose concentration, because he interrupts everything I do.
And I'm just not getting anything done!
I used to use nap time for doing housework and getting tea started, but that's just not possible any more. I'm finding more and more that I'm having to leave everything until after he's gone to bed at night.
So, I'm after advice. Are there any other mothers of single children out there? What do you do to get a few minutes of time to do stuff? I don't have family or friends nearby that are able to babysit, so that's out of the question. My husband doesn't "do babysitting" so that's out of the question.
I know that it's probably just a phase, and that gradually he'll be able to do more and more without me. But, it breaks my heart when I tell him I can't play with him because I have to do the dishes or something and he says "but I got nobody else to play with Mummy!" or (the best one that I find incredibly difficult to resist) "but you my best fwend Mummy!"
I'm going a bit crazy at the moment. Help!!!