A Day in the Life…
Posted: May 7, 2013 Filed under: Project Life
It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since I’ve taken on the “Day in the Life” Challenge. SO MUCH has changed since THEN…
MONDAY, MAY 6
Up early to make lunches x 2, snacks x 3, and breakfast x 3:
Feed, clean, dress boys. Beginning of our daily amassing of laundry:
Lunches, shoes, backpack: check…
After feeding, cleaning, and dressing the boys, I have approximately ten minutes to get ready. Starting the “60 Day Closet Challenge” today:
7:50: in the car, head to drop off number one:
Ty to before school care:
8:20: back in the car, head for drop off number two. I don’t think I realized until today just how much time I spend in the car:
8:45: drop Jake off and join him for a round of hopscotch:
Waaaaaaaaaait for Jake to settle in, wash hands…
9:00: back in the car, head to work.
9:20: love walking into the hallway every morning…
Grade papers, lesson plans, check emails, return phone calls…work schtuff:
10:55: catch a peek of Ty playing during his recess while walking to the teacher’s lounge during morning recess.
12:30: finish teaching just in time to walk over and pick Ty up.
Super Hero art project day…heh:
12:45: back in the car to pick up Jake. Who is always without shoes…every.single.day:
But he’s HAPPY.
And fulllllllllllll of SAND. I am sure that Jake took home half the sand box today. Before we head inside, I vacuum the backseat of the car:
We ran a couple errands on our way home. We are all hungry. I make the boys a snack and finally make myself some lunch. Likely the one part of my day I need to work on/change. It’s always about 2:00 by the time I sit down to eat which is a little late for lunch. I need to be better about packing a snack…I think.
2:30: a little Kindle play time.
While I begin a load of laundry:
3:00: Jake colors, Ty works on his “All About Words” book for his teacher:
4:00: I sit down to organize the last-minute details for Ty’s teacher appreciation week this week. I realize I sent out the right days, wrong dates. Send new emails off…
4:30: pack the boys up, grab a water bottle, and back in the car. Mommy “gym” time. My happy place:
6:30: it’s late by the time we walk in the door. It’s a Costco dinner night: kale salad and black bean burgers. LOVING my new panini maker, dinner is ready in less than 10 minutes.
7: 15: bath time fun…
7: 45: finally PJ’d and settled in for a show. This kid is totally NOT tired:
Never ending laundry…
A little secret: I loathe folding socks. Like, I’d rather BUY new socks than fold old ones. I often wait and wait and wait until someone starts to complain that he can’t find any cleans ones. Unfortunately, this morning we struggled to find Ty a pair which meant today was the day…I attacked the mountain of socks. LUCKILY, Tyson thinks matching socks is a fun game. He helps.
8: 15: Daddy sneaks in at some point. During the daddy-is-home and sock folding excitement, this one fell asleep:
Which means quiet one on one book reading with Ty before bed:
Put Ty to bed, FINALLY shower, and sit down…it’s just about 9:00. Tired Mama.