Have you ever wondered what happens during the day for someone else?
Wondered what it would be like to spend a day in their shoes?
Now is your chance!
Welcome to A Day In The Life, a new series that shows you what a day is like for someone else! To take a walk in their shoes, so to speak.
Our first walk is in Brittany’s shoes! Brittany blogs at LaughOutLoudMommy.com and is opening up her day to us! Take it away, Brittany!
6:00 a.m. My sons’ alarm goes off; I gave up on having an alarm on my own because I hit the snooze button way too frequently leading up to us being habitually late. Getting out of bed is the hardest task for me; once I get my feet on the ground and stumble around a little I am usually good to go.
6:00-6:40 a.m. Iron uniforms for my 2nd grader and Kindergartner, make lunches, (because I still haven’t learned to do this ahead of time, that would be way too efficient), put cereal on the table for breakfast, and run around like a chicken with my head cut off…yep, every morning.
6:45 a.m. Bus stop time! The bus stop is right at the end of our street, but every morning I’m always driving around the bend on two wheels to get there on time. If you’re wondering why they go to school so early? I am too! They started some pilot program at their elementary school this year. Really, if you ask me, I think they just wanted to laugh at me try to get them to school on time every day.
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. If I am lucky that day, my 2 year old, and 10 month old stay sleep (my husband is usually getting ready to leave out for work at this time if he doesn’t have PT), and I can creep back in bed and get a little more sleep. If not, I’m up fixing breakfast for the little two, and probably on my laptop looking at blog stuff.
9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. During this time I am usually doing a craft with my 2 year old and watching cartoons, while my little baby crawls around knocking stuff down, occasionally screaming, and eating…he loves to eat. During this time I usually try to vacuum (I have a vacuuming addiction, there’s nothing like a crumb-free floor, at least for a few minutes!), and then lunch time.
11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Nap time! Now, depending on the type of day it has been, I’ll try to stay up and be productive. However, I am not ashamed, nor afraid to take a nap too! Sometimes, I get consumed in blog stuff or laundry, or dust, and I look up and it is too late for me to catch some shut eye too, and then there’s some days where I couldn’t stay up if I wanted to.
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. My two oldest get home from school around 2:30ish and we do homework, and read, usually after repeatedly threatening to call their Dad at work. I prepare dinner, and my husband falls through the door around 5 ish…which is my biggest sigh of relief all day.
5:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. After we eat dinner, we usually use this time to do pretty much nothing…but nothing as a family might I add. During this time we are usually watching some kid programming on Netflix. This is usually the time when my boys are flipping off of the couch in WWE mode and chasing each other throughout the house. This is usually the time when my house is the loudest.
7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Showers, and then praise the Lord its bed time! This is actually my most stressful time of the day because bed time is so close I can taste it, so I get a little antsy.
8:30 p.m. – Midnight. After cleaning up the mess of the day, I usually try to do a few things on my blog, and then try to wind down and enjoy some hubby time.
What this schedule doesn’t account for are all of the unforeseen glitches that happen several times a week. For example, my 2 year old has been getting up in the middle of the night obsessing about boogers in his nose (Ahhhhhh!!). Or when I am awakened in the middle of the night from my 10 month old that likes to rock back and forth into his crib (Ahhhhh!!). However, this is a pretty good rundown of the madness, chaos, and abundance of love that is my life with four, all boys, all 7 and under. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to take a Tylenol and get ready for another day in the life of…
Brittany of LaughOutLoudMommy.com
A wife and mother to four boys. My boys keep me constantly on the edge of sanity but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I hope my writings make you laugh, make you cry, inspire, and connect us. Enjoy.