5:15 a.m. Up and at em. Many of you asked how I manage to get my work done from home with two little kids running around….and this is my best solution. Wake up before everyone else is up. On nights when I’m up multiple times with one of the kids I usually give myself a pass on waking up early….but if I get a decent amount of sleep I’ll get up at 5:15. This morning I was only up briefly with Sadie around midnight, so waking at 5:15 wasn’t too hard. But it was still hard, don’t get me wrong! I poured myself a cup of tea, threw some laundry in the wash, and then fire up my laptop and get to work. I worked for about an hour and a half…it’s crazy how much I can get done when I don’t have a someone interrupting me every two minutes!
6:45 a.m. I throw the laundry in the dryer and stuff some Easter eggs. Easter has been over for a month yet Hudson asks for eggs EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. He only gets them if he sleeps all night in his bed…and last night he did! So I stuff a few eggs with the stretchy animals he loves and some m&ms and hide them around the living room. Then I hear Sadie talking to herself on the monitor. She always wakes up so happy….sorry I forgot to snap a photo. I change her then nurse her and finish just in time for Hudson to wake up at 7am.
7:45 a.m. and it’s time to get Hudson ready for school. Some days he’s excited and it’s easy to get him going and some days he just wants to snuggle on the couch. On this day he was SO mad at me for asking him to wear two shoes that matched. He put my red boot on and had a little fit when I took it off of him. Three year olds are fun like that.
Hudson was sure to remind me just how mad he was the ENTIRE ride to school. Stinker. Sadie and I drop him off at 8:30 and then head back home. I used to run errands with Sadie while Hudson was in school and just let Sadie nap in the car. But now that she’s bigger and has a more consistent nap schedule I take her straight home after drop off. I have to keep her constantly entertained with snacks and toys while she’s in the car to avoid that pesky car nap!
Sadie and I get home and fold some laundry. I’ve found it easiest to do one load of laundry a day. That way it doesn’t pile up and overwhelm me. My mom is always shocked at the amount of laundry we have. IT NEVER ENDS. And Sadie “helps” by putting every single piece of laundry on top of her head. Silly girl.
Then it’s nap time! My favorite time of the day! Sadie usually goes down around 9:30/9:45 a.m. and sleeps for about an hour and a half.
As soon as she’s asleep I run around like a crazy person cleaning up any messes we made and get myself ready. I curl my hair and throw on a little makeup…it all takes about 15 minutes and makes me feel somewhat put together. I shower at night…otherwise it probably wouldn’t get done.
Then I sit down to do a little photo editing for this post while I catch up on one of my favorite shows, Grey’s Anatomy. I just can’t quit it. Before I know it Sadie is chatting away on the baby monitor and ready to get up! I change her and we play for a few minutes before it’s time to go pick Hudson up from school. He’s only there for 3 hours and the time seriously FLIES by!
Lunch for Sadie…that little hand just kills me.
Sadie playing with her food, Hudson not eating his food, and my sandwich….which I eat standing up while chopping up more food for the kid that will actually eat and trying to reason with the kid that won’t eat. My mom pops over (she lives next to me!) and asks if I’m going to eat that entire sandwich and I’m like “hell yeah!” but I actually only end up eating half plus some grapes. But dang, it was good.
I clean up after lunch while these two crazies play. Hudson gets a taste of what it’s like to be a mommy when Sadie follows him in to the bathroom. No privacy around here. And yes…she’s still in her jammies.
2:00ish we get home and I put Sadie down for a nap. Usually Hudson has “rest time” in our bed while I put Sadie down and have a little alone time myself but today I decide to join him. A little one-on-one time does us both good and improves his mood a ton.
3:30 p.m. and Sadie is up from her nap. We play with toys, draw, read books, and basically just have fun for a little while.
4:30 p.m. Jon texts me and reminds me that he’s meeting a friend after work. I totally forgot about it so I do what any good mom would do: pour myself a glass of wine. Then I start dinner (spaghetti) while the kids play some more.
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