If I could do it, this is how everyday weekday around here would go:
7:00-8:00 Kids get up, Healthy and Hot Breakfast, Get Dressed
8:00-12:00 Homeschooling for Colton, Parker, and Audrey. Eddie plays nicely in the room with us.
12:00-1:00 Hot and Delicious Lunch
1:00 Eddie down for nap
1:00-3:00 Work time for me, kids do chores or have downtime
3:00-5:00 Laundry (family helps), playtime, finish up any chores and homeschool that need extra help
6:00- 9:00 Downtime, Work for me, Bath time, Prepare lesson plans for next day, Kids go to Bed
10:01 I go to bed.
What our days actually look like.
6:30-7:00 I am sleeping. Or trying to. Pretending I am sleeping cause I want to sleep so bad.
7:00-8:00 I get up. Work out for 30 minutes. Spend next 30 minutes sitting in chair in front of TV.
8:00-12:00 Try and get all kids up and fed. Usually cold cereal. Eddie spills his all over himself and floor. Colton has four bowls. Audrey asks for second bowl, then refuses to eat it.
Start Homeschooling… have to take extra time with Colton. Parker and Audrey watch PBS all morning. Eddie sits on my lap and writes all over Coltons work. Then he gets down and starts screaming. Then he poops. Then I change his diaper. But then it smells so bad I have to change the garbage, and while I am doing that why not bring out the recycling. Then I see the dishes from breakfast all over the table and counter. And sticky spilled milk and mushy cereal on the floor. So clean it up. Colton is yelling at me to come help him. Quick check email. And facebook. Darn facebook.
Finally get Coltons work done and move on to Parker. Its 11:51.
12:00-1:00 Lunch. Ask the kids what they want. They all scream, “Pizza!” We have PB&J’s on old hot dog buns.
1:00 Read Eddie a story. Hope he goes to sleep.
1:47 Find Eddie like this.
1:00-3:00 Try to sit down and get work done. Break up 2 fights. Put Audrey in time out. Forget she is in time out. Give in and let kids play Angry Birds just so they will be quiet. Watch last 7 minutes of General Hospital. (Don’t judge me) Remember have to finish homeschooling Parker. Realize I left garbage and recycling on kitchen floor. House smells like poopy diaper.
3:00-5:00 Finally finish homeschooling everyone. Sit down to do some work, end up playing facebook games. Spend next 29 minutes liking status’ on facebook. Close facebook. Answer emails for five minutes. Open facebook and resume game. Hubby will be home soon. Rush around getting everyone out of their jammies, cleaning up visible messes, throwing laundry in wash so it looks like I have been working on it all day, google “Quick and Easy Dinner” and find something to make.
5:00-6:00 Sit down, have dinner as family, then just sit there as everyone finishes. They will clean up after themselves They will. I just know it. I am not moving until they do.
Finally get up from table.
6:00-9:00 Hubby takes care of bath, play time, and instructing children how to clean up play area. Gets them ready for bed. He is basically the awesomest hubby ever.
I have updated my blog, read other peoples blogs; commented, pinned, shared, tweeted, watched one of the Real Housewives, folded some laundry, made a mental gameplan for homeschooling tomorrow, and finally got into bed.
Exhausted. I did mention I am five months pregnant right? Cause yeah. The swelling and extra weight and occasional puking and frequent headaches… those are interspersed throughout the day as well.
Yesterday, one of Coltons tasks was to write a four sentence paragraph about anything he wanted. I was prepared for a compelling story about Angry Birds.
This is what he wrote.
And that is why I do what I do. Cant wait for tomorrow!