Life can get a little crazy as a work at home mom. Take for instant, today….
5:50 AM – wake up – Check email, twitter and Facebook – all on phone
6:30 AM – get out of bed, ensure kids change clothes. Yes boys, even your underwear. Seriously??!! I say it almost every day!!
6:45 – 7 AM – Dressed. Fight with daughter about the fact the black tights ARE NOT acceptable forms of pants. (NO teenagers. They really aren’t!!)
7 AM – MOM! What’s for breakfast? Have a cookie. Oh wait, no, that was yesterday. Yeah so? They had healthy stuff too but it’s spring break and it really isn’t worse than a donut. Let’s be real. Children eat while mom gets a blog post fine tuned and out. Oh wait…nevermind. It needs a bit more work.
7:30 AM – Thanks God it is spring break and she isn’t trying to make play dough, get kid 1 online for class, kid 2 started on a subject, and kid 3 ready for preschool – hair, teeth, bathroom. FOR ONCE! PEACE!! Oops, still need to make playdough for preschool homeschool co-op. Throw all ingredients into mixer for playdough as Kid 2 starts hollering, trying to figure out where he put his bird book…..speaking of which…mom, I’m really suppose to have boots because we will be walking in mud and they said I need boots. Tough luck kid. Not buying boots for one itty bitty field trip.
8:30 AM – No bird book, no boots, and kid 3 needs her scraggly and gunked up hair done. Thankful for that evil Johnson Baby de-tangler because there is no time for a bath. Hair done.
8:45 AM – lunch packed, shoes on, hoodies on.
9 AM – Out the door and back in for coats. Really? Spring? You’re letting me down.
9:05 AM – Let’s try this again. Out the door, to the car, in the car, seat belts on. Forget something? Tough luck. We are so done.
9:15 AM – Pull out of driveway.
9:30 AM – Pull up to co-op. Get everyone out of vehicle and across parking lot with no casualties.
9:45 – Drop off playdough. Missing teacher. Hold onto kid and go out into chaos of 2nd graders preparing for field trip.
9:50 AM – Haul kid 3 back to preschool. Then go back out to face 11 2nd graders along with two other moms. Booster seats, bathroom stop, rule, gone.
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Bird learning and Watching trip, network about how I can work the experience into a blog post and some social media.
12:20 PM – back to church, collect 2 kids, feed them lunch and be upstairs at –
12:30 PM – One kid in Junior Bible Quiz and other two in childcare…..oh wait, I AM childcare for 1.5 hours. Got to chat with another mom and “catch up”.
2:00 PM – Drag every one to car, again with no casualties. Go to grocery store that is 30 minutes away for CHICKEN. CHICKEN, people because I am picky about my chicken. Grab a Black Forest Mocha, and finally head home.
3:30 PM – Get home. Again online – scheduling an event, giving input and scheduling another job, checking email.
4:00 PM – Scheduling my weekend and figuring out how to juggle next weekend’s schedule.
4:30 PM – Checking on information for another event while on phone with sister.
5:00 PM – Dinner? Um, yeah. Husband gets home. Plans for dinner? Sure hon. I was thinking salad with tuna and pasta on it. Husband makes dinner.
5:30 – doing some research on a project.
6:00 PM – What am I wearing for a ladies’ night tonight? Sidetracked with a conversation in our house.
6:20 PM – DRESSED! MAKEUP! Ready.
6:50 PM – Out the door. Great meeting. Tall about raw milk, juicing, and healthy sugars over dessert. Haha, for real. Then go into evening’s discussion on resources for kids, raising kids, and looking at different resources.
9:20 PM – Head home. Have 30 minutes conversation with friend about some heavy issues.
9:54 PM – In house. Start project email….switch to writing this post….and now I’m going back to my email.
Thank you God it’s Spring Break! It’s the funky life of a work at home mom.
10:55 – 11:04 PM – Let husband read post and catch up on my day.