Somebody asked me on formspring the other day (yesterday maybe?) to describe my typical day.  Ok.  But its not very glamorous. Just a warning.  I am sorry if this is terribly boring.

Too early: I hear "tweet tweet tweet" from down the hall signaling that my baby bird is awake. I realize it is very early and ask him to come into the mother pond and sleep for a little longer. He does.

A little later: I decide I had better get up if I want to take a shower.

30 minutes after that: Bird is dressed and so am I.  We go down for some food and tea made by the man.

By 8:30: we are in the car and on the way to school.  I assure son bird that I will be back to get him by 12:30 since he asks every day and checks the clock to be sure I am on time.

9:00: catch the first few minutes of Fresh Air on NPR and wish that I could stay in my car all morning to hear the rest. but I don't.

9:30 - 12:00:  I go in to a trance and forget everything that happens during this time.  Its like lost time.  Sometimes I awake to find my house cleaned, sometimes I see groceries have been placed in my fridge, or laundry has been done, thrift store things are bought or an even bigger mess was made.  Its all very fuzzy.  Sometimes it looks like nothing has been accomplished at all.  It's the craziest thing.

12:00 - 12:30: I come to and realized that I have lost time and I must go get the son from school. I package things to take to the post office and listen to loud music in the car, unless it is Friday. Then I listen to Science Friday on NPR.

12:30: I arrive right on time to get the boy.  He decides he wants to play until 1:30, so I sit on the playground for an hour to let him burn energy.  The other children swarm and touch my bracelets and hair as if I am a non threatening alien.  I wow them and pretend not to notice their hovering while I check my email and some blogs on my phone.  (Trust me it gets old to have the same 6 children ask you the same questions everyday. "what's your name? what color are your pajamas? are you grant's mom? why do you wear those bracelets? my mom has a phone like that, where did you get yours?)

1:30: we leave and head over to the local feed store to see if they got any new baby chicks in and to pick up more eggs and these little mint candies that the boy likes.  We kill time there.

2:00: Arrive home and eat more food.  I seem to have eaten in my trance and the boy ate at school, but we are still hungry. We also do any number of things from water fights, to Lego Batman, the park, or visiting grandma, or creative crafts, but this time slot almost always includes a little boy crapping and a mommy wiping a butt.  still.  and he is almost 5.  At least its in the toilet.

2 days a week at 3:15: We head to martial arts classes.  Boy is an orange belt but will test for yellow in a couple weeks!!  I sit and watch, or look at blogs on my phone.

By 5:00: We are home and hungry.  Food gets made.  Its a group effort. The men like meat, I like salads.  the process takes time.  We are usually done by 6:30, 7:00

7:00: I go up and freshen my makeup and re adjust my outfit, put my shoes back on, make sure I am all ready for pictures.

7:15 - 7:30: Choose my spot for pictures (within a 100 ft radius of the house) and take my blog photos.

7:30 - 8:30: resize my pics and write my blog post while the men play video games or watch a movie or play outside. I schedule my posts to publish at 6:00 am the next day.

8:30 - 9:30: bed time ritual for the child.

10:00: mommy and daddy time, or blog commenting time depending on variables.

11:00: bed time.

Huurraaahhh!  My typical day! it may not be glamorous but I like it just fine.  I love my days actually. Understand though that while this is typical, there are always variables shifting things around.

Dress, belt, hat, bracelets: thrifted
shoes: gift from husband


Tugba said...

Omg it was sooo interesting to read :) Thank you sooo much for sharing :) You are busy all day which is great :) Far more interesting then my days. I'm at work all day wearing a stupid uniform :D hahaha

U look gorgeous :)


MerciBlahBlah said...

Love your writing style - especially the first large paragraph where you're talking about going into a trance and not being sure how you got from one point to another. It was seriously like reading a great book. Loves the clothing too. Durrrr...

Bea said...

Oh yay, a fashion blogger who's a mommy too! I love it :) Proves you can still be stylish and run around after the little ones.

Swalvs said...

So nice to have your day full of your loved ones! Loved to learn these details... I'm sure you're a wonderful wife&mother.

tess said...

sounds productive enough, love all of the NPR you listen to!

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Intelligent Tool said...

You day = my DREAM day. I sit at work for 8 hours reading blogs, I mean emailing very important customers. ;)

You sound like such a great mom. and by great I mean immature. JUST KIDDING. No, you sound totally awesome and I am jealous! :)

Anonymous said...

my shoes are supposed to arrive todayyyyyyyy weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I will post pics as soon as they are in my posession!
so your day sounds pretty swell. minus the pooping part. I'm not a mom yet, I can't deal with poop at this point unless it's from my dog and even then.........
I'm assuming your hubby brings home the bacon (or lettuce for your salad?) that's pretty awesome. I'd love to be home all day with kid(s) to play and thrift and read blogs. maybe some day!

km. said...

Your little one is adorable!

And that belt is fab

Kate xox
Collections and Creations

Kara said...

I love those shoes. I'm sure you've worn them before, but for some reason they really caught my eye this time. Kudos to the hubby. Like you, he must have good taste.


Anna said...

Sounds like a great day to me! Love your outfit!

Clare said...

Seriously, your day sounds perfect. Reading it has made me rethink what I do with my days and how I organize my time. So centered, healthy, and happy. I'll try to learn a bit from you today. :)

Kimberellie said...

Thanks for this! Somehow I got the impression your days were much more glamorous! But they sound just like mine! Only substitute preschool for nap time. It is nice though, isn't it? I do have to say, "being a family" has been the most wonderful time in my life!!

Also, I like how your man cooks for you. Mine cooks for me too! It's nice, isn't it? Yup, we are living the same life thousands of miles away. Only you go to bed earlier, I really ought to.

ps. I adore your hats and would steal them if at all possible.

brooke said...

you pull off the hats so well! i just cant do it..


Melanie said...

I laughed out loud when I read the part about your son crapping and you having to wipe his butt, but only because that describes my world exactly. My son is almost 5 as well and can somehow wipe his butt at school but not at home...

PS Love your blog.


Tany Lë *charmediem* said...

wonderful hat and belt!

xx charmediem.blogspot.com

Haiku Ambulance said...

Mmmmm, this was nice.

That sounds like a great day. Which equates to a pretty amazing life you have for yourself.

It's funny, but this week I have found myself in a literary head-space and things/people are easily compared to authors/characters in books.

This, is a Brautigan: "... and touch my bracelets and hair as if I am a non threatening alien".

I don't know if you knew that, but it's true. And he lives on my shoulder, so that's pretty cool.

I also wanted to say that I'm very glad you schedule your posts for first thing in the morning.

It's a nice thing to count on.

--oh yeah- and that HAT. I swoon.


naomi said...

I can't help by love typical days.


Fia said...

As much as I'm not in a hurry for my baby to grow up, I must admit I'm a little envious of how much time you get to yourself. :) I know, I'll get there some day. It doesn't help that yesterday I only got 40 freaking minutes.

I like this look.

6roove said...

fantastic shoes and belt!

Melody said...

Ok, this is the first time I've commented though I check out your blog every day. It's the part of your day that includes you wiping a little boy that has moved me to comment. Our little bird will be 5 in Decemeber and had a fit just yesterday over the whole wiping thing and I'm glad to know ours isn't the only one. He just holds it during preschool/vacation bible school/etc. until he gets home. And it's usually in the middle of me trying to eat. I adore your style ... both fashion & writing.

Tracy (The Wardrobe Wanderer) said...

Your day sounds absolutely fabulous! Love it :)

You know, I've thought about your haircutting video ever since I first saw it, and have now cut my daughter's hair and my own using your 'cutting in' technique. I gave my daughter a pageboy bob, and I layered my own hair, inspired by your cut. Both cuts turned out really well, and I saved a lot of money--so thank you!

Charlotte Cassidy said...

i love this blog. :)
was wondering do you have someone take your pics or do you have a timer situation?

Emily said...

Lovely shoes! That must have been a nice gift to open!

Anonymous said...

yikes! somehow I missed this post! oh, and by the way, I'm the one who asked this, gosh, I'm such a creeper. i can't believe people actually have formsprings haha.

thanks so much for answering this Christina! your day, for the most part, sounds quite fun! especially those mysterious missing hours :)

LyddieGal said...

I often wonder where the AM hours disappear to on my days off. Strange phenomenon.

I love your knotted rope belt, So gorge!

Chic on the Cheap

mvelis said...

Your day sounds wonderful.

Better then getting up, rushing the boy and yourself to get ready for school and work.
then rushing home to get the boy to a sport of some sort, then rushing home starving not really wanting to make a big meal at 9:00 at night....

Yeah, I think I'd rather your day : )

slounge said...

what a busy day!
be more lounge

ABIGAIL NY said...

LOVE.LOVE.that look, the whole outfit is amazing!

and if you could heart my picture at weardrobe:http://www.weardrobe.com/pictures/243270-vintage-yeah

Martini said...

I love that belt. I have one exactly the same but multicolored. You've given me some food for thought on how I should style the belt.

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