Whoever thinks being a stay-at-home mom is all about living the life of luxury is seriously misinformed. Here's a run down of my manic Monday.
6:45- Wake up, shower, feed the cats, get dressed, make breakfast, pack lunches, get kids dressed, teeth brushed, and shoes and backpacks on before walking out the door
8:40-Drop girls off at school
9:15- Drop Lucas off at school
9:40- Arrive at grocery store, ready to shop, cruise the aisles in a mission!
11:00- Arrive at home, unload groceries, clean out refrigerator, put groceries away, change the sheets in Lukey's bed, start a load of laundry
12:30-- Take a break to meet Mike at Whole Foods for lunch and a moment to slow down a bit.
1:30- Swing by parents' house to work on organizing and going through a few of my mom's things
2:30- Pick Lucas up from school, go home, feed him a snack, play and snuggle, start an episode of Little Bear (his current fave), start to organize the kitchen pantry
4:00- Girls walk in the door after riding the bus home, go through backpacks, start homework, feed snacks, send them off to play so I can finish organizing the pantry
5:00- Start dinner (tonight's menu was spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, and garlic bread), my dad comes by for dinner
6:15- Mike arrives at home,plays with kids a bit, we all sit down and eat
6:45- Start kitchen clean up while kids eat dessert and play with Papa
7:30- Kids put on pajamas, brush teeth, read stories, and finish homework
8:30- Kids go to bed, finish up last few chores like picking up toys, wiping down kitchen counters, putting laundry in the dryer, and taking care of the cat box (gross)
9:30- wash my face, brush my teeth, and crawl into bed where I plan to read, work on my Acts Bible study and
write this blog!
I am tired, folks!
Eventually around 11:00 I will fall asleep, but before I do I will leave you with one photo from my busy day. It is from lunch, when I was able to sit still and have a short amount of down time.
And I might add that lunch was darn tasty. Especially the tomato-zucchini soup. So good, I tell you!
What was your Monday like?