I am sure there many moms that can relate to my day. Not every day is this busy and some days are more work. I try to get through the day by planning ahead. What do you do to make your day go smoother?
I have 3 kids – 2 boys and a girl ages 6,3, and 1. They keep me busy. They are constantly eating! I also homeschool my 6 year old.
So here’s my day…..
Get out of bed – hubby was up at 7am so he was downstairs with our 3 year old. The other 2 did not wake up until 8am. I get dressed and run down stairs. Hubby goes to work at 8am. I make some breakfast. Some English muffins, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and something else. Get kids dressed and change baby’s diaper.
I start to set up for home school and they say “I’m hungry!”, so I go and make some more PB&J sandwiches. As I walk by the dining room table I am stepping on rice that we had for dinner last night. I don’t have the time to pull out the table and clean it so I sweep it all in the corner. I will clean it later. We start school by 9:30am.
Start school – I let my 3 year old play in his room and baby is sitting with us.
Break time – Let the kids eat chips. The bag was pretty much all crumbs, so they didn’t eat many. While they are snacking I load the dishwasher and add ingredients to the bread machine to make some croissants for some pigs in a blanket. Then I take some potatoes and put them in the crock pot with some carrots. We will eat those with our burgers for dinner.
Put the baby upstairs to take a nap. Finish home school while 3 year old draws on our white board. After a little bit he sits with us while we read.
We are finished with home school. (We will read a little more tonight.) I sneak some lunch – I just heat stuff up from last night. Get the dough out of the bread machine and prepare it for the pigs in a blanket. After I ran out hot dogs I put some mini chocolate chips in them. Pigs in a blanket are done so I bake the other croissants. While those are baking I make some banana bread. I made them in 4 mini loaves so I can give some away. So kids are eating I am folding 2 loads of laundry. I realize there is another load in the dryer and I think twice about getting them. I did – I shouldn’t have – it was a large load! All the pigs in a blankets and croissants are gone! Glad I made 4 mini banana bread loaves. (If you have been looking for a great, no fail banana bread recipe this is it! It is always moist and always works. I live at 7,500 ft so it’s rare I find a great recipe!) I cleaned up a little.
Hubby comes home to eat and plays with the kids a little. Baby is still sleeping so I did some blogging and checked out Facebook.
My baby is still sleeping, so I wake her up. I am glad she picked today to take a 3 1/2 hour nap!
Boys go outside and play so I feed the baby and straighten up the house (I have probably done this several times already today!) I go outside with them and hang out with some of the other moms.
Hubby comes home so I can start making dinner. Good thing I already have the baked potatoes and candied carrots in the crock pot so all I have to do is grill the burgers.
Get everything on the table and we eat dinner. (I loved that I already cooked the side items – the potatoes and carrots were great with the burgers. (I will share that recipe tonight.)The kids eat and then run back outside to play. Clean up the house a little while my husband cleans the kitchen!
Get the kids inside and give the boys a shower and the baby a bath.
Everyone’s in their PJ’S and ready for story time. I give the baby a bottle and bring her upstairs to go to sleep.
Bedtime for the boys – but wait, they are STARVING!! So after another discussion about how they need to tell us before story time! They eat cereal, fruit, or sandwiches.
After brushing their teeth they are in bed. This night they go to bed easy, except for the “I need a drink of water” announcement from their room. (Another discussion about how they need to ask this before they are in bed.)
All the kids are asleep! (Well the baby did wake up again at 10:30pm and needed another bottle.)I have straightened the house up again and put some of the laundry away.
So happy it’s premiere season and I could watch new shows! Also kinda of glad I no longer work at Nielsen Media Research because premiere season means longer days with a lot more work. I am glad I can stay home with my kids. I probably work harder as a stay at home mom, but I love it. I get to see everything my kids do – even if they run me ragged! Don’t get me wrong I think working moms are amazing! You have to work all day and then come home and take care of your kids and play with them. I think they do a lot more work than me!
What about you – how many times did you pick up toys, change diapers, clean dishes, make food, get a drink, play a game, etc?
How do you spend your days?