Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A day in the life

7:00: Drag self out of bed, throw on clothes not caring if they match or are weather appropriate.
7:05: Drag self to kitchen, unload dishwasher, make coffee which is very important.
7:15: Make sippy cups and breakfast for boys
7:30 Hear middle child awake...ignore it because still more to do
7:35: Feed dogs and cat. Switch hundreth load of laundry
7:45: Middle child becoming loud and impatient...go get him.
7:50: Snuggle with Cam while he drinks milk...Yah, favorite part of day.
7:55: Go get oldest child, so he won't be late for school. Drag his little rear downstairs.
8:05: Entice children to eat anything remotely nutritious.
8:15: Dress Cam and Ethan very unwillingly.
8:20: Wake Jack up, so that he might take a nap and sleep at night.
8:25: Feed Jack anything (so refreshing!)
8:35: Dress Jack (he helps, so nice!)
8:45: Give out vitamins, throw coats on, plead with oldest to use the potty, run around like a maniac, ect.ect.
8:47: Load 3 children into van (ha, ha). It's quite a sight to see!
8: 50: Leave for Ethan's school
8:53: Arrive at school (it's less than a mile away), unload all three children, get out double stroller so Jack can use it. Cam and Ethan hop in. I sigh. Hold Jack, push Ethan and Cam in double wide stroller. Wonder how in the ****I will make it through doors. Lovely lady helps us out.
9:00: Drop Ethan off at school
9:02: Drop Jack and Cam in childcare for 30 minutes, so I can make some copies, and give Jack a trial run.
9:30: Take Jack and Cam home.
9:32: Relax (ha ha) or run laundry and fix snacks.
10:40: Mother in Law comes to watch Jack.
11:00: Bring Cam to Ethan's class for little sib's day
11:30: Take Ethan and Cam to another room to eat lunch. Beg children to eat anything, don't even care if it's healthy.
12:15: Put Ethan and Cam in childcare and go teach. Wonder where anything in my room is. After being gone four weeks I cannot find anything. Have a successful day back.
3:00: Pick Ethan and Cam up and go home. Try to load into car while being rather unruley and jumping in every puddle. Sure don't use the stroller now. Realize they both need changed when we get home.
3:15: Back home with all 3 boys. Boys take turns crying because they're tired. Feed them snack which perks them up. Change them which aggravates them. Continue running laundry.
4:45: Daddy is home! Load 3 boys into car. Leave for tumbling class.
6:00: Leave tumbling, stopping at McDonalds for our Tuesday treat! Cam ate a few fries, Ethan had 2 chicken nuggets and a few fries, Jack had 4 chicken nuggets and fries. Marvel at Jack's eating...again.
7:00: Home, baths, and play.
8:30: Books and bed for Ethan and Cam
9:00: Jack goes down to run off steam in the playroom, so we don't have to be up at 1:00am. This is our OT/PT time for Jack...I guess!
10:00: Jack in bed.
10:00: Try to clean up house, get stuff ready for work, wonder why floors are sticky, but don't really care, wonder how we stll have another basket of laundry, feed poor dogs, run dishwasher, and smile because I'm so darn happy.
10:30: Think about my favorite parts of the day: Jack falling and saying ow! New word. Cam giving Jack a big hug, daddy coming home! And my favorite when I stated Jack ate all his nuggets, and Jack was signing more Ethan handed him his and said he can have mine. When I told Ethan he could keep it he said no Jack can have it. It was so sweet, no hidden motives. He is so sweet with his brothers. Love my family. They are awesome!
10:35: update blog
11:00: climb into bed exausted, thank God for my many blessings, and wonder what tomorrow will bring.


Rusti and Kevin "Snuffy" said...

I am exhausted just reading this!!! I thought my day was full and I have not even gone back to work yet. WOW!!! You need a vacation. :-)


Heather said...

Glad you had a successful day back! I'm tired just reading that. I'm afraid to type my day out for fear of what it will look like...something similar, I'm sure!

Craziness! :)