7:15am – Wake up suddenly to DS crying; frustrated I didn’t set my alarm right and I’m not going to get my morning quiet time.
7:25am – Get up; get kids up.
7:40am – Scramble some eggs and put toast in toaster for kids.
7:43am – Once eggs are cooked realize toaster is broken and toast is not toasted. Give DS his eggs while I make toast in a pan.
7:50am – Tell DD her breakfast is on the table. She starts whining cause she doesn’t like eggs.
7:53am – Get Husband’s lunch made.
8:00am – Look over at the kids to see DD not at the table. Tell her to sit down and eat her breakfast or I’m taking it away.
8:05am – Leave kids to eat their breakfast so I can get ready for day.
8:20am – Come out to see DD not at table. Tell her for the third time to sit down and eat.
8:22am – Try to figure out what I want to eat for breakfast.
8:23am – Turn to see DD not at table. Decide to eat her breakfast.
8:30am – DD comes back into kitchen suddenly hungry; runs into hallway to tell dad that I took away her breakfast.
8:40am – Husband leaves for work.
8:45am – Get kids dressed and brush their teeth.
8:50am – Sit on couch for 5 min with Bible and coffee.
9:05am – Get up to see kids playing nicely together in bedroom; decide to clean bathrooms.
9:08am – Kids hear me open gate to my bedroom to clean bathroom; they both come barging in; DS begins to pour shampoo on floor while I’m trying to clean.
9:12am – Get kids out of bathroom and sit on their bedroom floor to read books.
9:20am – Kids are bored with books. Clear the living room and dump blocks on floor.
9:21am – Help DD build a tower; DS starts screaming cause we don’t let him knock it down.
9:40am – Leave kids to play with blocks while I start cutting up strawberries for a snack.
9:42am – DD starts screaming cause DS knocked down her tower.
9:55am – Try to convince DD that she does like strawberries.
10:00am – Open up front door to get some air flowing.
10:01am – Step in dog poop on the front porch.
10:02am – Put dogs in garage; decide for the 20th time this week that I’m keeping them locked up during the day.
10:05am – Spray down front porch with pepper spray to hopefully keep dogs from pooping on it.
10:30am – Put on an episode of Daniel Tiger on Netflix for kids while I fold laundry.
10:40am – Decide I want to play my guitar for a few minutes; strap it on and start playing while attempting to dodge the kids hands.
10:55am – Finally give in and let them play it.
11:10 – Put guitar away and get pizza sauce made for dinner; after pouring sauce into a jar, realize I don’t have a lid for it; figure out that a lid to a Glad container turned upside down works great!
11:25am – ..feeling proud that I’m so creative.
11:50am – Make smoothies for lunch; thankful that both kids drink it without any fits.
12:05pm – Start some more laundry while kids have lunch.
12:20pm – Come out to see DS asleep in his highchair..start thinking how adorable he is covered in smoothie.
12:25pm – Get DS cleaned up and put down for nap.
12:35pm – Let dogs out of garage; put on another episode of Daniel Tiger for DD so I can study for the DMV written test I have to take next week to renew my license (ugh..don’t ask).
1:00pm – Daniel Tiger is over, get out crayons and blocks so I can keep studying.
1:20pm – Brain can’t take anymore; decide to try and squeeze in a 20min nap before DS wakes up
1:45pm – Suddenly wake up staring at DD holding a block tower in front of my face.
1:47pm – DD climbs up on couch to lay with me.
1:55pm – DS starts screaming.
2:00pm – Go into bedroom to find his leg is caught in the side of crib; can’t get it out.
2:01pm – Get some butter to rub on his leg to try to slip out (remember seeing that somewhere); thankful it worked.
2:03pm – Spend some time snuggling DS after his traumatic experience.
2:20pm – Get kids ready to go on a walk to park.
3:00pm – Get to park and let kids play.
3:03pm – Not sure what to think/do about my outgoing son running up to strangers with arms open hoping they pick him up.
3:05 – Finally pick him up and put him in baby swing.
3:45pm – Start walking home.
3:47pm – After beginning the adventure home, realize that the right rear tire is flat…AGAIN!
3:48pm – 4:10pm – Walk the rest of the way home pushing on the right side really hard trying to keep it from darting out into the street.
4:20pm – Get home and ask DD to help me make pizza dough.
4:30pm – Have a great conversation with her about how yeast is a great example of how both sin and God’s Kingdom grow in our hearts.
4;50pm – Once dough is made and toppings are chopped, realize that we are out of mozzarella cheese.
5:00pm – Put The Rizers on for the kids so I can string string cheese to use on the pizza. Thank God for The Rizers!!
5:10pm – Have an encouraging 5min phone conversation with a lady from church.
5:17pm – Realize it’s way too quiet; find DS in my bathroom pouring more shampoo on the bathroom floor. Take him back to living room.
5:20pm – DS starts screaming cause sister took away his toy truck. Start to wonder if my neighbors think we have pet banshee’s.
6:10pm – Pizza done; kids eat dinner.
6:20pm – Dad comes home. Daddy time.
7:30pm – Bath time, jammies, brush teeth.
8:00pm – Put DS to bed.
8:30pm – Put DD to bed.
8:31pm – DD up to go to the bathroom.
8:35pm – DD up cause she’s thirsty.
8:40pm – DD up cause something’s scary at window.
8:41pm – Dad checks perimeter of house to assure her nothing is at her window.
8:45 – DD up cause she wants her special blanket.
8:48 – Really hoping DD is going to sleep.