Fun Monday: A Day in my Life
A general guide (my God, this is long...)
4:00 feed Anya when she wakes. put her back to bed
5:15 shower. get dressed. load pump bag with bottles for filling later. get bottles out of fridge with ice packs to go to day care. pack lunch.
5:55 wake up Ally. carry her upstairs. Give her the candy basket to get her daily 1 piece. dress her quickly while she's distracted. brush her hair ("you're hurting my hair!!!") and braid it (if you don't braid it, it's likely to come back from day care with food in it).
6:15 wake Anya up. change diaper and dress her. coat her. Rob is out of the shower and loading the car by now. He'll probably load her. brush Ally's teeth. "Come on Ally, come downstairs and get your coat on"
6:20 contacts in and brush my teeth. "Ally, come downstairs and get your coat on NOW"
6:23 "Faster Ally!" Shoes and coat on me.
6:24 Coat on Ally. Load her in the car. Drive to day care
6:40 Rob unloads Ally and drops her at day care. I take Anya.
6:50 Park and come to work.
6:55 Read emails.
~~~summarized, because I don't want to get Dooced
during breaks and stuff I read email and blogs. otherwise I work. I program internet and intranet applications in Java. Fun stuff. Currently learning how to manipulate PDF on the fly. Twice daily trips to the nurse's office to pump milk for Anya to eat tomorrow.
3:30 log off to leave work.
3:40 pick up the kids.
4:10 get home. Pee (It never fails. I walk in the door to my house and have to pee. Every time.) un-coat everyone and hang coats (most often over the arm of the couch, but that's still hanging them, right?) put away to the empty lunch stuff. put away the ice pack and cooler and dirty bottles from day care. put away pump bag. sort the mail. Shoo Ally outside, if possible. Throw some toys at them if not. Check what's for dinner.
5:00 one of us cooks dinner. It's about 50-50 who does it. the other one has to keep the kids out of the (too-small) kitchen, by whatever means necesary. Start some laundry
5:30 eat. Feed Anya as fast as possible, because if she runs out of food, she screams. "Eat your food Ally"
5:40 "Stop talking and put a bite in your mouth"
5:42 "I don't care which bite. Just take one!"
5:45 "Ally don't talk with food in your mouth"
5:46 " I don't want to talk right now Ally. I'm eating. I can't talk to you while I'm eating. It's not polite."
5:50 "Turn around. Daddy is watching TV, because he's done with supper. you're not done yet"
6:20 "yay, you ate a good supper" OR "you can get down now, but you didn't eat a good supper."
play a while
7:00 remember to switch the laundry
7:10 bath both kids. Ally in first. Then Anya. Ally's hair washed. then Anya's and they can play a bit
7:25 Anya out. Taken upstairs and diapered and pajama-ed. Left with Rob.
7:30 Ally out. Taken upstairs and pajama-ed and hair brushed.
7:45 Anya downstairs with me. Feed her in her room and lay her down to sleep.
8:00 vitamins for Ally. teeth brushed. potty time. 3 bedtime stories. Rob and I alternate nights. My nights off, I try to pick up the toys scattered on the floor, but I don't always get to it. Sometimes, I just sit around basking in the silence.
8:30 "Mom, I'm thirsty"
8:45 Ally asleep. I'm close to it.
somewhere between 9:30 and 10:30 Rob wakes me up on the couch and we go to bed.
Anya wakes up in the night 1 to 3 times and is easy to get back to sleep lately. occasionally, I have to spend a half hour or so rocking her.
fine print: For some reason, my server and comments don't work with Mac computers. Sorry. All I get is a blank comment. It annoys the piss out of me, but I'm too lazy to move all my crap to a different server. Feel free to email me (ktjrdn at yahoo dot com), but go ahead and post a comment if you want, because I never get many comments, and I really like to. Even though I won't be able to read it, it'll make me happy, because then I can email you about it and maybe even get another email in return. Woo-hoo. I like getting emails.
Update: enidd was kind enough to run a test for me and has confirmed that the problem isn't with Macs, per se, but with Safari. So if you feel the urge to comment with Firefox, you'll have no problem. What a PITA, though. blech.
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