When I had counselling for PND last year I was told to 'empty my bucket.' The theory being that on top of cleaning, cooking, shopping and keeping a toddler happy, the baby was too much to cope with and my bucket was overflowing. So I simplified my life and only did what was absolutely necessary to keep myself and two kids alive until 5pm when Chris came home (really, it was that bad).
One of the tasks I relinquished was menu planning and shopping (Chris took over). I haven't complained but I am getting really sick of bangers and mash! Chris also doesn't seem to 'get' the reduce part of reduce reuse recycle and often comes home with items such as this:
Oh dear. They are truss tomatoes! They are all connected already! They don't need to be wrapped in plastic to keep them together!
So I've been slowly starting to fill the bucket back up and have taken on the shopping task once again. I sewed some nice produce bags (because SA is plastic bag free now but what about all those little bags for beans etc they are evil too) and we have been catching the bus or the tram into the central market every week and treating ourselves to a babycino and morning tea while we're there. Nothing too taxing about that now is there?
'Cleaning' however will not be going back into the bucket for quite some time.