I've decided to take this 168 Challenge because I feel like a lot of time with my family is slipping away and I actually want to write it all down just to see what it is that I do all week and then perhaps change things up or maybe just leave them alone. We shall see. Either way my days in a nut shell.
6 am - iphone alarm goes off press snooze
6:09 - same thing
6:18 - figure its now or never so I get up take shower. Actually have to wear make up and do hair this morning because I have a meeting
6:45 take fussing Ham out of crib and take him downstairs. Baby girl and the boy are already awake and watching crappy television
7 make breakfast -cheerios with bananas - all three throw a fit about the horribleness of what I am forcing them to eat. Pour myself a 2nd cup of coffee
7:30 clean up kitchen/make lunch/get back packs ready
8- realize the boy wet the bed, put sheets in laundry/ make other beds/ get Ham and baby girl dressed
8:15 decide that calling Children's Hospital and my insurance sounds like a great idea- become quite annoyed
8:40 - realize the boy is going to be late for school toss everyone in the car
8:47 drop off the boy two minutes late. bad mommy.
8:55 arrive at preschool drop off baby girl ten minutes late and take ham to child sitting because I have preschool board meeting
9-11:15 listen to all things preschool. Sign up for for even more volunteer tasks -newsletter and secretary
11:15 pick up baby girl and ham, chat with teachers other parents
11:45 make lunch - mac n cheese as requested by baby girl, decide that I need chocolate and eat a nutella and peanut butter sandwich.
12 clean up kitchen/ switch over sheets
12:30 take Ham upstairs for nap
12:45 check email/facebook/twitter baby girl watches t.v.
1:20 put away two baskets of laundry
1:40 decide that was enough t.v. time for baby girl. Read books together, start to take out magnetic paperdolls and Ham wakes up
1:45 realize that Ham is sick. Spots, poops, fever. Remember foot and mouth was going around gym and that we have a pulm. appt. tomorrow so no need to call doctor. Give Ham tylenol and feel really crappy that we most likely infected a whole lot of kids over the past few days. Then feel selfish that I can't go to the gym and am single parenting.
2-3 take kids down to playroom and play with trains/little people/books/pretend kitchen make gigantic mess and leave it
3 pack up swim stuff get ready to get the boy.
3:23 pick up boy and head to swim lessons
4 swim lessons for the boy and baby girl. Ham is happily lounging in his stroller with a bar and a sippy cup of water on the very far side of the pool as to not further contaminate. I had planned on swimming laps but can't due to Ham's virus. So I sit with Ham and realize the kids are doing really well at swimming.
4:30-5 shove everyone into shower to hose off and get dressed to go home
5-530 play outside.
5:30 time to make dinner. Today was declared carb day because we ate spaghetti, well the boy and I ate spaghetti, Ham and baby girl did their usual picking.
6 eat dinner
6:30-7 cleaned up dinner dishes, fed dog, vacuumed, had the boy work on homework
7-730 colored with the kids. Baby girl's became a "book" and the boy declared his were so beautiful he was taking them to school. I made a rainbow and mountains. Ham dumped all the crayons out and scribbled on table and everyone else's "art."
7:30 got kids ready for bed. Put Ham down.
7:45 Baby girl wanted to read her "book" she just made. It was about a boy named Marcus who was allergic to peanuts and shrimp but went to the mountains and saw a bear. The End. The boy read half of Green Eggs and Ham and started to work on his reading log.
8:15 put sheets back on boy's bed and then put the boy and baby girl to bed.
8:30 read about this challenge and said, eh, why not.
9:04 going to hit publish and go to bed early. (I NEED to get the bike on the trainer tomorrow since I can't go to the gym.)