Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Day in the Life of a Stay-At-Home-Mom

6:00am Alarm goes off. I reset it for 6:30 because I remember it's Rochelle's day to take the kids to immediate shower necessary.

6:24am Nathan climbs into bed with me, said he had a bad dream. We snuggle until the alarm goes off. He never told me about the dream and I'm guessing it was just his excuse to get out of bed early.

6:30am I get Nathan in the shower (we were out late last night and missed a bath, not a big deal, but it's picture day and I want him to look and smell nice). Note: According to experts on the Today show last week, kids don't need to bathe every day. I always had them take a bath for sake of routine, but now if we miss a bath every now and again I don't sweat it....if the Today Show said it was OK.............

6:45am Pick out picture day clothes for Nathan, help him get dressed, gel in hair, breakfast, teeth brushed, lunch made.

7:15am Reese comes downstairs naked, except socks, holding clothes for the day, they actually match.

7:35am Rochelle picks Nathan up for school.

7:45am I catch-up on blogs and then help Reese put his new Diego puzzle together.

8:15am Reese and I have breakfast and watch Super Why and some of the Today Show.

8:45am I head upstairs and collect bedding from the boys rooms and get it into the laundry.

9:00 Nana calls to see if she can pick up Reese for a play date at the zoo later today.

9:15am I start this blog entry.

9:25am Time for a shower. No make-up, plans to go anywhere today.

10:00am Help Reese find his Diego costume. We never find it and he gets distracted with another toy.

10:15am Find digital pictures taken of Nathan's class to submit to the yearbook staff. Email pictures.

10:45am More laundry and put clean sheets on beds upstairs. Start to think about lunch. Decide on Sicilian Chicken Noodle Soup (sounds fancy, but it's a dry soup mix...add water, cook and serve) and smoothies. Reese needs to squeeze in a nap before Nana comes to get him so I hope the early lunch, early nap thing works because he has a cold and I don't want it to get worse.

11:00am Cook soup. Somehow, when adding the soup mix to the water I splash boiling water onto my stomach. Finish cooking soup while holding boo-boo airplane (ice pack) on my belly.

11:45am Tuck Reese into bed and read him The Aminal by Lorna and Lecia Balian, a gift to the boys from my dad, a very cute book. Come down stairs and clean up from lunch. My stomach still hurts.

12:15pm Give Mocha a bath. Listen to Reese chatter upstairs about going over to a Power Rangers house with his friend Ethan. Realize he probably won't fall asleep.

12:45pm Go get Reese. He is clearly not napping.

1:00pm We put the Diego puzzle together again. My stomach still hurts.

1:15 Nana arrives to pick the little monkey up. I have a child free hour before Nathan gets home from school. What will I do? End up watching more of the Today Show (which I record) and finish laundry.

2:30 Nate gets home and we enjoy some alone time together, which we rarely get. The afternoon and evening get away from me and I realize while this was a cute blog idea it is taking me too much time and I abort chronically the rest of the day. For those of you heart broken I didn't finish, just know it ended pretty much the same way it started. Pretty uneventful, but that is just the way I like it!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Yes, just the way we like it INDEED!