I have a confession to make. I, Sarah Willox Knott, neglect my husband. I’ve thought about it for a while and after another comment saying ‘Sarah does this, this and this, I don’t know how she does it all’ I’ve finally admitted to myself that I can be a terrible wife!
I’m a mama to a one year old, I work full time, I blog, I vlog, I keep up with friends, I sort out our finances/paperwork, I organise all our social calenders, I go to the gym and I also try to keep a tidy, clean house. Where on earth am I supposed to fit the husband in?!
Before we had kids Rob and I always said that no matter what, we’d always put each other first and it appears that’s slipped away on my side a little.
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the different bits and bobs that you need to do in a day, regardless of what you’re up to i.e. whether you’re a stay at home mum, a working parent or a parent who is back at uni etc. Kids are exhausting and there always seems to be a never ending to do list.
I thought that I’d work on the blog/vlog really hard for a while and then it would tail off and I’d be able to manage it from a distance a little bit more. This hasn’t been the case and it’s just grown and grown. Which I am most certainly not complaining about, because I absolutely love it, but my husband does sometimes!
This is a typical day for me. I go to the office and work all day, I pick Isla up, I spend time with her (and Rob) and get her ready for bed, I make dinner, I tidy up and then I go straight to blogging. I write posts and schedule them. I review products. I manage the social media. I edit videos. I reply to emails. I read other blogs and comment etc. There is never not something to do where the blog is concerned.
I need to sort something during the week. I need to spend more time with him. We do sit and watch box sets together but I’ll be on my laptop or phone at the same time. I think we need a tech free night (which brings me out in a cold sweat!). He’ll be off back at sea next year so I need to make the most of the time we have now.
The weekends are spent together as a family but always seem to be so busy and rushed. We need to get a babysitter more often and go out for dinner just as a couple. Lots of things to try and plan!
So I’ll end with a massive thank you to my husband for being so supportive. For letting me do my thaang. For being an awesome ‘DADA’ to Little I. For joining in with the vlogging. For helping out where you can. And for rarely ever complaining. You are a true gem and we are lucky to have you.
We’ll miss you when you go away for 6 months!
Does anyone else feel their partner comes bottom of their priority list sometimes?