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