With six children to raise, Constance Hall has invented a unique way to care for them and still maintain her own quality of life. She doesn’t bathe them every day, she lets them eat on their own, and after 7.30 p.m., no one’s allowed to bother her.
We know that the life of a mother is far from easy, and whether you have one child or 10, it’s always a task that demands time, effort and putting yourself second. However, one mom in Australia wanted to share the unique method that allowed her to “have a life” while raising six children.
Constance Hall, an Australian blogger, needed to find a way of her own to take care of all six of her children without losing track of her private life. That’s why, despite the criticism, she designed a plan where her children are “independent”. Her strategies include not bathing every day.
Constance begins her interview with Mamamia with the words “I am not a maid“. The Australian spoke very sincerely to the media group about how she organizes her children’s schedule, regardless of how much criticism she receives for it.
According to the mother of six, she tries to optimize her time as much as she can, revealing that she only bathes her children three times a week, justifying that children “don’t need to bathe every day”.
She encourages her children not to shower by telling them, “Fine, Stinky, go to school and gross everyone out,” Constance assures the media outlet.
The woman, who has more than 400,000 followers on Instagram, also says that she allows her children to eat with their hands. “I put [out] a pile of vegetables along with another plate of sliced meat and I tell them, ‘feast with your hands’.”
Another tedious household chore is washing, putting away and ironing clothes, but the blogger doesn’t make a big deal about that either. She says each child gets their own colored basket. She tosses the clean clothes into them, and they fetch them and fold them on their own.
Undoubtedly, the most striking part about Constance’s method is that she claims to have a “check-out time.” From 7.30 p.m. onwards, she devotes herself only to herself. What about the children you ask? From that time forward, they’re responsible for everything they have to do.
She defines her nights out as: “I’m not your mum, I’m not here. I’m not your slave, I’m just a woman who is now drinking wine and chatting on the phone,” she says.
While Constance knows that people call her “lazy”, she doesn’t mind because “no one knows what it’s like to have six kids living under your roof”.