Monday, October 3, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Working Mommy

My typical weekday looks a little something like this:
  • 4:30am: Husband's alarm goes off; he's out the door in 15 minutes flat.
  • 6:30am: Alarm goes off
  • 6:39am: Snooze alarm goes off
  • 6:45am: Feet hit the floor, and I'm up and running...or, sort of.
  • 6:50am: Jump in the shower before the 2-year old wakes up, otherwise forget the shower
  • 7:00am: Out of the shower, waking up children
  • 7:05am: Getting dressed, waking up children
  • 7:15am: Argue with 5-year old about wardrobe selections while trying to convince 2-year old to get a diaper change and get dressed.
  • 7:30am: Tracking down shoes, while feeding dog, letting dog out and hopefully back in, getting snacks, juice boxes, and mommy-juice (aka coffee)
  • 7:45am: Out the door, in the car
  • 7:55am: Drop 2-year old off at school, try to avoid altercations in the super-tiny parking lot
  • 7:58am: Convince 5-year old that Mommy's tired of the Backyardigans cd, listen to something else.
  • 8:20am: Drop off 5-year old at different school
  • 8:30-8:45am: In the office.
  • 8:50am: Rest, enjoy the peace and quiet of the early morning office and coffee.
  • 9:00am: Work, work, work.
  • 6:00pm: Out of office, in the car
  • 6:20pm: Pick up 5-year old from school
  • 6:25pm: Car snacks and discussion of the day with 5-year old
  • 6:45pm: Home
  • 6:46pm: Routine tackle-hugs by 2-year old
  • 7:00pm: Dinner (on a good day)
  • 7:15pm: Convince children vegetables are necessary, and that we can't always have chicken nuggets (daily battle)
  • 7:55pm: Cleanup
  • 8:00pm: Kids Bath/Jammies/Cuddles/Storytime
  • 8:30pm: Bedtime
  • 8:35pm: Mommy/Daddy TV/blogging/crafting time
  • 10:00pm: Off to bed to start all over again in the morning
Wow. I've never written it all out before Scary stuff. I'm fortunate in that I have a very flexible employer where I don't have to dress professionally everyday. If I had to fit in trips to the dry cleaner or finding matching heels and stockings everyday, I'd be in serious trouble.

What's your day like?

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