I’ve been thinking of writing a day in the life post for awhile. You know how much I love you guys and I thought it would be great fun to share one of my days with you. Wanna see what I do all day?
Most mornings lately I am woken up by Jonah letting the dog out of his room. This day is no exception. You see, our son’s a bit of an early riser and he wakes up before the girls and I do, so he plays wii for a bit. We recently moved the wii from the living room to his room. Don’t get all up in arms on me; we have always had a rule about no TV’s in the kids’ bedrooms. But with no family room (no basement, no playroom, no den, no great room…you get the idea) and friends visiting a lot, it was sort of a nuisance every time the boys wanted to play wii while the adults were chatting in the living room. He doesn’t have cable or watch TV in there or anything. Just wii. But I digress. I have to get up and let the dog out and then I feed her. She’s a real loyal dog. She often won’t even eat if anyone else feeds her! A little ridiculous, yes? Moving on.
I crawl back into bed and spend the next 45 minutes to an hour checking emails, facebooking, tweeting and pinning on my iPhone from bed. Yes, from bed. In my pajamas. Now you know.
While the kids eat breakfast of cereal and fruit, I shower and get dressed. I have a lot to do at home today, so it’s a curly hair, basic makeup and sweats kind of day.
I boil the kettle to make some “sweet tea” for later. I eat my breakfast while it’s steeping.
I ignore the walmart bags full of pantry stuff we picked up last night, it’ll get put away eventually. If I stop to do it now, we won’t start school on time. If we don’t start school on time, we’ll eat lunch late. If we eat lunch late, my afternoon is too short and I’ll get no work done.
Everyone is finally dressed, has their beds made, their teeth brushed and their hair brushed/combed. Jonah and Megan and I sit down at the table to start lessons.
The other one curls up on the couch with her books. She has a sore throat and a headache this morning. The trash bucket is for tissues. How considerate of her!
I spend the next two hours doing a slightly abbreviated version of lessons, because Lilly isn’t feeling well and loses her focus super quick today. We still hit all the major stuff.
Everyone puts away their school books and I make some lunch. Easy and quick would be nice. But alas one kid wants tuna, another wants pb&j and yet another wants a BLT. I make a second tuna sandwich for Dean for tomorrow’s bag lunch and I have a BLT along with kid number three.
Lunch is done and cleaned up. All three kids are in their rooms reading for the next 30 minutes. Time to work on those DIY Linen Napkins I started yesterday. All twelve of them.
Reading time is done. I spend a few minutes encouraging the kids to play something quietly and to check their bored lists (a list of things to do that’s posted in their rooms) if they can’t think of anything. I keep sewing, and sewing and sewing.
It’s snack time, so the kids come sit at the table to eat. All the napkins are finished being sewn and I finish taking the final photographs. I sit down with my laptop to quickly put together the Best of Last Week’s Party post and save the napkin photos to my hard drive.
Time to start dinner. I put chicken breasts and homemade potato wedges in the oven. I chop up some carrots to steam on the stove. Okay really I boil them. It just seems so much more au courrant to say I steamed them!
I’m not sure what happened to that hour. Just general tidying, loving on kids and stuff. Dean gets home – the best time of the day!
We eat dinner and chat about our day.
Two kids get ready for awana, Lilly still isn’t feeling well and well stay home with Dean tonight. I brush my teeth and exchange my sweats for jeans.
I leave to drop kids off at awana. I walk them in and they sign themselves in. I spend a few minutes chatting with some of the other parents.
I run around town picking up a few things. I blast my fave tunes really loud while I’m by myself in the van. I pretend no one is staring at an old minivan that is booming.
I pick up two tall peppermint white chocolate mochas from Starbucks and head home for a meeting with Dean. Yes, we scheduled an actual meeting. Don’t laugh. We have several projects in the works and needed to discuss our plan of attack and budgets and stuff. I keep checking the stove clock. I have to pick up the kids at 8:20.
I get back in the van and crank the music. I am most of the way to the church when I glance at the dashboard clock and realize it’s 8:38! WHAT? I am almost 20 minutes late? Then I remember that after dinner Dean had pulled out the stove to try to fix the interior light. And then forgot to reset the time! Yikes!
I race into the church and apoligize profusely for being the LAST parent to pick up their kids.
We’re all home and the three kids are eating their Wednesday night bagels. It’s sort of a habit we started when we first moved here, they sit down and share about awana. Dean and I finish up the kitchen tidy up and chat with the kids.
After teeth brushing, pajamas and prayers, the little people are finally in bed. This is a late night, but they usually sleep in a bit the next morning. Dean and I start to watch tv in the living room but decide to watch in bed because we’re so tired.
The TV’s off and Dean is snoring beside me. (Sorry, babe, but you know you snore a little). I check Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest on my iPhone again. Then I play solitaire (on my iPhone) until I’m ready to sleep. Tomorrow is another day.
Not all days are alike. Some are spent all at home. Some are spent almost entirely out of the house. This was a bit of a mixed day. I’m also not usually late picking up the kids! Honest.
How do you spend your days? Are you always multi-tasking too? Does anyone else keep up with social media in their pjs?