Thursday, December 11, 2008

A day in the life of me.

Okay, hopefully this wont bore to many of you, buy here is a little run down of my day today. For privacy's sake I will call the babysitting kids BK1 -3 .
bk1 is 7 years old
bk2 is 3 years old
bk3 is 12 months

6:20am. -alarm rings, and I get up for bk1
6:30am. -receive text message from sister, bk3 is coming today
6:35am. -bk3 arrives
6:45 -bk1 arrives
7:00am -feed bk3
7:20 -wake up my big kids to start getting ready for school
7:40am- Emma is up, change her and give her a bottle
8:00am -bk2 arrives (how her mother doesn't get fired amazes me,, she is supposed to be at work at 8 but never gets here until then)
-get breakfast for older kids
-receive call from hubby who tells me he is just getting off of work-he was supposed to be home over an hour ago
8:25am-send big kids to bus
-attempt to give Emma her oatmeal (this is the second day she hasn't wanted to eat it for some reason)
8:40am-smell something stinky....bk3 has left a surprise for me...change her
-play with kids
-clean up kitchen
9:30am-lay babies down for morning nap,,,,settle bk2 down with some cartoons so I can go take a shower, check email, put chicken in crock pot for dinner, make up a budget for the next two weeks, pay bills online, dry hair
10:30am-Emmas up, change her
11:00am-bk3 awakes, change her diaper
11:15am-CRAZY TIME BEGINS, that would be lunch....feed bk3 first, give bk2 her food, feed Emma, then give babies Cheerios to occupy then while I grab a quick bite.
-clean everyone up, then play time again
(PLAY TIME CONSISTS NORMALLY OF ME ON THE FLOOR WITH EVERYONE, READING BOOKS, PLAYING WITH TOYS,,,, WHEN YOU HAVE A 11 AND 12 MONTH OLD, AND A 3 YEAR OLD YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY AND REFEREE,, NO ONE IS TO BE TRUSTED ALONE!! :) )
12:15pm-bk2 is being mean and whiny so she goes down for a early nap
1:30pm-change diapers...again:)
2:00pm-lay babies down
-fold laundry
-computer time
-sweep floor
-do dishes
-tidy bathroom
3:00pm-Emma wakes
-start green beans cooking for dinner
3:15 -bk2 and bk 3 wakes up
-change diapers
3:40pm-give everyone a snack
4:00pm-bk3's mom arrives to pick her up,, we talk a little then she leaves
4:10 -school kids arrive home, give them a snack
4:20pm-hubby awakes
4:45 -bk1 goes home
5:00-start cheesy potatoes for dinner
5:20pm-bk2 goes home for the day !!! At this point it is finally just me and my family now! Yaayyyy,,,plus my head is throbbing,,, I think I have a sinus infection or something, but I am trying my best not to be in a bad mood.. and not think about my head exploding
5:30pm-sit down for dinner with family (we always have dinner together,,, that is something we have and will always do, we talk about our days, and all say the best and worst parts of our day,, its fun!!)
6:00pm- clean up kitchen after dinner,,,,ask my 9 year old to help but she says she has a paper cut on her finger so she couldn't possibly do the dishes...WHATEVER... I do them,,,,all the while head throbbing
hubby starts on his 4 one page papers that are due on Saturday morning....he always waits til the last minute,,, I hate it!
7:00pm. - I must look like I'm in pain because my awesome daughter tells me she will help watch Emma if I want to go take a bath!!! (This rarely ever happens,, the only time I take a actual bath instead of a shower is when I feel terrible, I love to soak in the bath but who has the time right?) I was so happy with her,, Iran the tub as hot as it would go and just layed there for about 15-20 minutes. It was great...don't worry I could hear everything that was going on in the living room and hubby was in the kitchen working on his paper,,, I would never just leave my baby with my 9 and 7 year old alone!!
7:30pm.- sent Gary for his bath,, got Emma in her jammies...gave her a bottle
8:30pm-kiddos to bed
9:00pm-say goodbye and good night to hubby and now here I am typing this post..



So there you have it.....oh yeah,, the laundry was being done all throughout the day,,, that's kind of a never ending thing,,, I can always find something to wash,, and I love the smell of laundry!

That's just one day in the life of me...it can get hectic when bk3 is here,,, two babies so young and close together can get crazy, but today was a pretty good day accept for my feeling crappy. Hopefully this wont last to long, I've felt like this since Monday and its not getting better.. so many colds and stuff are going around right now....it stinks!! Have a great day!

6 comments:

Tereza said...

childcare all day:) sounds like me!!
I know what you mean about the "not to be trusted part!

Andy said...

you are one busy mamma!!!! kudos to you!!!!

Shannon said...

What a day! Sounds like all of us mamas! lol!

I hope you get to feeling better soon. :)

Thank you for letting us peek into your day. :)

Hugs!

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

reading that makes me tired....:o)

Jill said...

Tereza.....yeah the one good part for me is I get paid for the child care of 3 of them :) That makes it nice!

Jaime said...

Thanks for the peek into your day. That was fun! Hope your head is feeling better!

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