Monday, April 8, 2013

A typical chaotic day around here...

I did not intend to take my own Spring break but life kind of led me that way and I was in no mood for fighting with the forces of a 10 day school vacation.
As I get back into normalcy today I thought I would tell you what my average day consists of... not that its particularly interesting but you might be amused by my complete time management ADD.

5:45- alarm goes off and I head down the hall to ensure that oldest gets up and into shower. I head downstairs to wake up with my first cup of coffee and semi-conscious news watching.

6:15- skip happily (not) to the basement to turn off hot water because 18 year-old boys can't manage their time. Grumble. Wake up 17 year-old.

6:45 - 7:45 Shower, dress, wake up littlest, dress her, slap together breakfast and start my blog reading until my neighbor's little girl comes over.
8:05- Take neighbor's daughter out to bus. Two things I hate most...morning and outside.
Shoes on and rush off to preschool



9:00- Home. You'd think this is when I could get some painting done but no not really.
9:05- Realize I should have gone to at least three grocery stores and make a list.
9:07-Realize that the kitchen still has dishes from last night's teen midnight feast and breakfast.
9:08- say some very unlady-like words when I find a full but unwashed dishwasher.
Handwash everything.
9:45- Remember I have no makeup on  and head upstairs to remedy the problem. Sit down at my computer instead.
10:45- Remember I still have no makeup on and actually walk up stairs passing the laundry room with overflowing hampers. I'll get that in a minute.
11:00- Pass laundry room again.
11:03- Remember I have a painting that is ready to be shipped. Rush out the door
12:00- Home for lunch.  Assist with princess dress-up and urgent block building. Sleeping Beauty still takes naps. 
Nope that's not when I paint either.
This time is filled with more blog reading, walking past the laundry room with ever better excuses, and oh crap, what's for dinner?
2:00- Vacuum or otherwise clean something all while pretending to be a mermaid.
2:30- teens arrive home and ask me why they have no clean shirts. Start a load of laundry and promise it in three days or less! Remember to make my bed.
3:40- neighbor's daughter comes back and I have to get serious about this stupid dinner thing except I never went to any of those grocery stores. I am made aware that I am no longer a mermaid but Cinderella's mom anything but Dumbo's mom...please.


5:30- eat something resembling dinner that only three out of six like. Make kids do dishes.
6:30- Pour a glass of wine and get out paint.


8:00-stop everything for bath time and folding of three day old clean laundry.
9:00- I either go to bed or stay up until midnight painting. The latter involves a rather unpleasant 5:45 wake up the next morning.
Vow to hit the grocery tomorrow.
Lather, rinse, repeat




9 comments:

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

my favorite part is the brownies next to your morning coffee. Oh, and the length of your day. I dread when my kids have to be up so early!

Kim said...

Sounds very familiar!! As I am supposed to be doing something like going to the dry cleaner, or grocery, and then I keep saying I need to exercise ... but instead reading all my favorite blogs! Happy Monday! xo

The Pink Pagoda said...

I can so relate to your day, Kerry! Funny!!

Nancy said...

Isn't life hectic! You'll catch a break when they're all in school at the same time, and J is off to college, one less to worry about ( maybe). But then you'll miss the time with Helen, so this is it girl, as good as it gets for right now! At least youre putting your creativity on the daily must do list. Don't you wonder what kind of art you'd do when youre kids are all gone? I was thinking about H the other day being raised with a mom who paints daily...that is so cool. I wonder if she'll be an artist..to be continued!
xo Nancy
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Nancy said...

Isn't life hectic! You'll catch a break when they're all in school at the same time, and J is off to college, one less to worry about ( maybe). But then you'll miss the time with Helen, so this is it girl, as good as it gets for right now! At least youre putting your creativity on the daily must do list. Don't you wonder what kind of art you'd do when youre kids are all gone? I was thinking about H the other day being raised with a mom who paints daily...that is so cool. I wonder if she'll be an artist..to be continued!
xo Nancy
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Vel Criste said...

Hew! Glad you still get to paint Kerry, the world would be less beautiful without your paintings. I feel for you, we moms do a lot of hings that i bet our hubbys and kids don't notice, but in then end the little chores we do make all the difference between living a good life and a chaotic one! CHEERS!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Oh dear. I'm tired just reading this. Luckily I only have 1 still in school and her school doesn't start til 9 so I don't have to get up until 7:30. The dirty dishes/clothes sounds about right though. Happy Monday!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This is the Best and Funniest bit of reality, I have read in months!!
REMEMBER:

THE JOYS OF RAISING A FAMILY!!!

Repeat this now, tomorrow and then pass it down ......your children will love it when their kids drive them nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Day said...

Loved the day's accounting and could relate in so many ways. But, so much funnier when it's someone else's life.