I was so excited to participate in the "A Day in the Life" blogger event. I knew just the day to take you along with me - Wednesday! It would be a really interesting day. I was going to drive to an editorial meeting for a project I'm working on, and then that night I would take you to voice lessons and rehearsals with me.
But then I woke up Wednesday morning with the stomach bug that had been plaguing my family all week long. Trust me, you don't want to hear about Wednesday. Instead, you get Thursday which is quieter but you know, not as messy...
David comes in to loudly announce that it's time to wake up. It wasn't quite, but now I am certainly awake. I get up, check my phone, brush my teeth, and grab David some clean clothes out of the dryer. Then I take a moment to do an important thing - an allergy pill and a tall glass of water are vital to start the day! After that, I pour a gigantic bowl of cereal (how do seven year olds eat so much?!?).
Time to make lunch for the boy. Today, he is having a peanut butter sandwich, blueberries, carrots, and donut holes for a treat, along with a juice box. I put a piece of toast in the toaster for me and then sit with David and eat with him as he reads me jokes.
Back upstairs for me to get dressed and ready for the day. When I get back downstairs, the boy has cleared his place and is putting on his shoes! It's as if he knew this day would be recorded for posterity...Then it's off to catch the 8:35 bus!
|Ah! We're late for the bus! Just kidding. We are right on time!|
8:45 Back home! I take a few minutes to check in with the hubby before he gets ready for work and then it's time to start the day with this beautiful girl!
She gets a new diaper and we wave good-bye to Daddy before sitting down for a breakfast of peanut butter toast, an orange, and some blueberries. Girl loves her fruit. In the meantime, I sit down and try to get through my morning devotional. Success! Well, eventually...
I get the little lady dressed for the day and we start off with a rousing rendition of some songs on the piano that are known only to Becca. "Song, mama, song!"
I thought we might go out today to find some Easter clothes, but it is pouring outside and I am just not going to do that with a toddler, thank you very much. So we spend the morning reading, coloring, and playing with those Fisher-Price little people. We also try to play a game of catch, but it mostly devolves into Becca running away with the ball and laughing maniacally.
It's snack time! We have a very civilized set-up this morning, with both of us sitting at the kid's table with our respective books. I'm reading Erik Larson's Dead Wake
and Becca is enjoying her big brother's library book Liberty Porter, New Girl in Town.
She is very kindly sharing her bunny grahams with her mama.
We call to chat with my mom (Grammy) and have a lovely conversation with only occasional temper tantrums when I try to take a turn talking. Also, we somehow conference call with someone from Russia...You can't make this stuff up, guys.
It's naptime! Up we go with our four best stuffed friends. I put on her light and some lullabies, and it's time to get to work! Did I say work? I actually meant lunch, with a side of reading...
Now we are getting to work. Sometimes when you have a sick family, your kitchen gets a bit out of control. It's a disaster zone around here - time to tackle the mess! Then it's time to put away laundry and chat with the husband when he gets home.
It's off to the bus stop to pick up the boy! This begins the long free-fall towards bedtime. David plays in the backyard while I get Becca up and give her another snack (she's not much for lunch so I do snacks before and after naptime). Then David comes in and does his homework and chores.
The electrician comes to repair some things, so we can have power to our living room again. I start dinner while Becca does puzzles and David plays in his room. Tonight's menu is chicken stuffed with feta, ricotta, and spinach along with oven roasted veggies.The kids eat while husband finishes up with the electrician.
Then it's time to get ready for bed. Stories and teeth brushing for everyone!
After the kids are in bed, the hubby and I finally sit down for some dinner together.
It's time to get in bed, watch some tv, and finish this post. I'm one tired gal.
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