Here's how it all went down:
5:45 – The baby woke up to eat. She’s stuffy so I had to suction her nose. She actually doesn’t mind that.
Somewhere in here I woke up for good but I didn't write it down. Probably closer to 7:45.
8:15 - try to bribe 2 year old to go potty. Change his diaper instead. He put his Halloween shirt on over the outfit I picked out for him.
|wearing the Halloween shirt|
8:30 – feed the baby. Listen to some Sam Tsui, who is my new favorite YouTube singer.
8:45 – dismantle the cushion fort the boys made and pick up the living room. Remind oldest to take care of the cereal he didn’t finish and have him get dressed. Pass the basket full of clean laundry and grab 5 things to fold up and put away. I don't like to fold laundry so this is the way I trick myself into doing it.
9:00 – 2 year old has a diaper blowout. This does not normally happen. Clean him up. Clean the carpet where he was sitting. Start some laundry. Grab a new pair of pants for him out of the clean clothes basket – one less thing to fold up today.
9:16 – sorting laundry. Boys get in a fight over some legos. Remember husband was out of work socks. Briefly wonder what he ended up wearing. Remember the toast I left in the toaster.
|side-eyeing her brothers|
9:31 – put the baby down for a nap. Start oldest’s homework. It's a workbook where he practices writing a letter and finding pictures of 5 things that start with that letter. The letter this week is U. Try to find pictures of unicorns, or universities, or underwear…
9:33 – Rusty calls back with a question.
9:58 – Oldest gets upset that it’s too hard to find things that start with U. It really is. Finally finds a picture of an umbrella, bringing his total of pictures found to 1. Total pictures now found: 5.
10:05 – put pbs kids on for the kids so I can shower.
10:44 – regret the Doritos I ate yesterday. Have carrots for a snack. The boys have crackers
10:55 – decide to crockpot some chicken and potatoes so I don’t have to worry about making dinner tonight. Find science in the potato bag. Accidentally drop the bottle of bbq sauce into the crock pot.
11:13 – find 2 year old’s crackers all smashed. Get the vacuum. Have oldest look through the pictures on his reading book.
11:15 – lose patience with the kid and yell. Notice the vacuum smells like burning. It wakes the baby up. Have oldest read me his book.
11:27 – change the baby’s poopy bum. Make bologna sandwiches for the boys. Realize I missed the bloggiesta chat.
11:36 – 2 year old keeps putting his bologna on his face and saying he’s a pirate. I try not to laugh but it's funny.
11:42 - yell at the kids again for making a mess with their lunch.
11:45 – get everyone ready to take oldest to school. And 2 year old is poopy again. Normally this doesn’t happen. Possibly he has that stomach bug oldest had on Sunday. (ETA: he totally did)
11:50 – now oldest has to go potty. School starts in 10 minutes. Everyone get some shoes on, I say several times.
12:08 – back home and feeding the baby. Can’t remember which side I’m on but left’s as good a guess as any.
12:17 – go over a couple letters with 2 year old . Rock out to his favorite song, Eye of the Tiger.
12:24 – baby spits up on her clothes so I change her. No big deal because she was still in jammies anyway.
|dressed for the day|
12:30 – 2 year old went into his room and laid on his bed. Normally this doesn’t happen but I’m ok with it. It’s early out for school anyway so we have to pick up oldest by 2:15. If he can get a little nap in there, great. Time to make myself a sandwich.
12:42 – switched the laundry and totally forgot the sandwich. Eating and rocking the baby in my lap and watching a little of Monday’s episode of The Voice.
12:57 top the baby off again before a nap.
1:07 – both kids are asleep. Time to read for a little while.
2:05 - wake the kids up so we can get oldest.
2:31 - back home again. 2 year old throws a fit because he’s still tired. Oldest throws a fit because I won’t give him candy. I hit up my stash of Doritos.
2:42 – Rusty calls to hear about oldest’s day & tell us about his class.
3 – take some medicine because I’m starting to feel bleh. Feed the baby.
3:30 – more laundry. The boys put their clothes away and play with toys.
3:53 – snack break
4:05 - realize my eyebrows are looking a little scary and try to shape them.
4:12 – top the baby off then put her down for another nap.
4:24 – 2 year old was coloring a picture, then his face.
4:36 – had to stop a fight between the boys.
4:49 – so tired. This is the longest/hardest part of the day. I give up and put on a movie.
5:15 – unload the dishwasher, switch the laundry, change the towels in the boys’ bathroom
5:37 – husband is home!
5:45 – the boys set the table. Oldest announces he won’t eat anything I’ve made. I let Rusty deal with that.
5:56 – change 2 year old’s diaper
6:15 – dinner: bbq crockpot chicken and potatoes, cous cous, raw carrots, and peaches. It was so good.
|We're really into couscous lately|
6:25– We send the boys outside to play. Oldest starts hitting. Normally he doesn't do that. Gets time out.
6:47 – the baby wakes up from her nap. I change her bum.
7:05 – I put dinner away. Rusty gets 2 year old to go potty.
7:15 – suction the baby’s nose while 2 year old cleans up toys. Oldest throws fit. Weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth. Earns one way ticket to early bed time. He just did not have a good day on Wednesday.
7:25 – feed the baby
7:45 – put 2 year old to bed and wash the dinner dishes.
8:15 – veg with Rusty
8:40 – feed the baby one last time.
8:50 – put baby down for the night.
9 – writing group chat
11 – go to bed
Exciting, right? :) Not every day is quite that crazy, but I'm sure anyone with little kids can relate.