Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Day in the Life...

The Question of the Week over at Multiples and More is:
Describe (in detail!) a full day in the life of YOU!
What is your schedule like? Do you work outside the home or stay home with the kids?
Do you follow it very closely?
How much (or how little?) "help" do you have?
What chores do you do on a daily basis?
Do you get any "me" time on an average day? What do you do then?
What is your favorite part of each day?
What is your least favorite part of each day?
Are you able to make time for all the things that you want/need to fit in? If you could fit it all in, what else would you do?

OKAY, so to hear this you better grab your favorite soda, chips, and salsa and kick back...

Obviously our schedule varies greatly in the summer than it does in the school year. With 2 active older singletons dictating our schedule, the school year is a very predictable schedule. Summer although still somewhat scheduled is a bit more loose.

While I do work outside the home, it is more of a from at home or on call kinda deal for our family business. When I do have to go in all four kiddos come along.
5-7am at some point husband wakes, gets ready, and leaves for day. Varies from day to day.
7-8am start hearing babies giggling on monitor.
8:00am pry self out of bed and get dressed. Wake older 2 kids tell them we have to leave within 30 minutes. (Why we don't just wake earlier and enjoy getting ready like in the school year, I don't know)
8:15 am station oldest in front of toaster, toasting entire package of waffles. AJ gets herself dressed, I fill sippy cups.
8:30 am go in and get babies changed and dressed.
8:40am nurse babies, seriously when will these two babies stop nursing?!
8:45am load four kids and start throwing waffles over my shoulder as we drive wildly to gymnastics.
9:00 am arrive at gymnastics as AJ flies out the door and runs in. I then unload all the boys and their junk and we go sit and watch AJ for the next TWO HOURS. I will love it when she is 6 and we can drop her off!
11:20 am load up and head home.
12:00 pm arrive home, nurse babies. Diaper and lay them down for naptime.
12:30 pm cue angels singing, listen for the fizz of a nice refreshing caffeine free COKE, prepare to prop feet up.
12:35 hurry big kids into deciding on lunch, assist in any prep...although they are very self sufficient.
1:00pm quiet time for everyone. Including mommy. Throw in a load of laundry before I lay on the couch to watch a little Hallmark Channel....or sleep.
2:00pm wander around house while every machine is running, and draw up fun plans for the hubby to build me things. I know he just luuvs when I get out the tape measure. Seriously I am addicted to THIS site.
3:00pm chores. aka laundry, laundry, laundry, followed by repeated sweeping throughout the kitchen over and over again.
4:00pm get babies up, diaper, and nurse.
5:00pm we are usually loading up again to go to either JP or AJ's sporting event. Or maybe a fun eventful evening of soccer, tennis, baseball, and teeball...all overlapping and in 150 degree heat with 98% humidity.
9:00pm or later arrive home and diaper nurse babies and lay down for bed. Or perhaps hose down babies depending on which field we have been at.
9:30pm collapse into the couch thinking it is almost bedtime when we realize none of the big kids or adults have had dinner.
10:00pm prepare wonderful grilled dinner
11:00pm eat dinner, trying to not fall asleep mid-chew. we don't wanna choke you know.
12:00 lie awake in bed because now you can't sleep. ugh.
12:05 play with iTouch and keep checking facebook, thinking why can't someone post something...I am bored!
3:17am Wake to small child's face 1/2 a centimeter from your face telling you they can't sleep.
3:30am Fall back asleep
6:00am husband's alarm wakes you up because husband can NEVER figure out the difference between off and sleep. Grr.
6:10am smack husband to get up
6:20 smack husband again and tell him to get up or you are going to go back to sleep and he will over sleep.
6:30am fall DEAD asleep
8:20am wake up peaceful and feeling refreshed
8:21 am remember you are supposed to be somewhere at 9am that is over 15 minutes away.
8:21:30 am REPEAT ABOVE FRANTIC schedule .

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