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A Day In Our Life {Spring 2016}

I figured if I wanted to document a day in our life for Spring I better hurry up! We only have a couple weeks of school left and documenting a day in our summer would go something like this: sleep, pool, eat, sleep, pool, eat… that pretty much sums up Summer! So I chose a random day last week to document.

6:45am- Finally drag myself out of bed after hitting the snooze button no less than 4 times. Thankfully Matt was up at 6am to make sure Ty made his way to the bus stop on time. Jump on the treadmill for a light jog because both of my knees are swollen up like balloons right now. Stupid autoimmune arthritis. 

7:10am- Jump in the shower and get ready for the day. Our master bathroom is finally completed and it’s so nice to have my own shower back. 

7:45am- After I’m ready for the day I start waking the kids up. Mase first, then Maia, and then Zoey. These kids are not morning people. They take after their mother. It takes me at least 15 minutes of wandering from room to room to room, poking at kids until they finally get up. 

8:00am- The breakfast routine starts. Nobody ever wants the same breakfast. This morning I got a request for pancakes and bacon, a request for scrambled eggs and sausage, and a request for a homemade breakfast burrito. They all got cold cereal and milk. It’s the end of the school year, folks. Cold cereal is the best I can do. 

8:15am- The kids wander off to get ready for school, still grumbling about their lack of gourmet breakfast. While they are getting ready I’m checking agendas, packing book bags, making lunches, feeding dogs, letting dogs outside, yelling at the dogs outside to stop barking, checking the calendar, starting a load of laundry, loading the dishwasher, etc. Matt comes down, moans about the lack of breakfast, grabs a nutrition bar, and leaves for work.

8:55am- Herd children to the car and spend 18 minutes in a morning car line that should take 4 minutes at most because one stupid parent can’t get it together at the front of the line. Really people, it’s May. If you haven’t figured out the car line by now then I’m sad for you. And for me because I’m behind you in the line. 

9:2oam- Finally get home from morning car line and weigh the pros and cons of adding rum to my morning coffee. Finally decide against it but only begrudgingly. Set Zoey up with some play-doh at the table while I return emails and do some blog work. Pre-K ended a few weeks ago so poor Zoey is stuck at home with me all day now. 

10:00am- My sister arrives with my nephew, Jax, and we all head out to spend some time at the park. My sister lives 5 minutes down the road from me and it’s amazing. We both plan to move sometime in the next 2-3 years and spending so much time with her is what I’ll miss the most. Zoey and Jax are 15 months apart and they have so much fun together. 

11:00am- We leave the park and head to Chick-fil-a for lunch. You have to get there early or the place is overrun with mommy groups. The kids wolf down their food and run for the playground so my sister and I get to talk uninterrupted for 30 minutes. 

11:45am- My sister drops us off at home. I toss the laundry in the dryer then Zoey and I head out to run some errands. We hit Aldi, the library, and Lowe’s before running through the Starbucks drive-thru and then the car wash on our way home.

1:30pm- Home at last. Zoey takes her Kindle and lays down in her bed for awhile to watch a movie while I get some house work done. Bathrooms get cleaned, downstairs get vacuumed, dishwasher gets started, laundry gets folded and put away, and floors get mopped. 

3:00pm- Finally sit down and enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet while reading a funny book and drinking another cup of coffee. 

3:30pm- Zoey gets up and I make her a snack while watching an episode of Doc McStuffins. At least it’s not Caillou. 

4:00pm- Zoey and I leave to get Tyler from off-season football work outs and weight lifting. Even though he’s changing schools next year he’s still doing work outs with his current football team to keep in shape. He’s been watching practices at his new school but he cannot participate until the school year is officially over.

4:15pm- Get home just in time for Mase getting off the school bus. Make him a snack while he half-asses his homework. Seriously, enough with the homework. We only have 10 days of school left. Zoey goes out to swing in the backyard and Ty jumps in the shower. 

4:50pm- Leave Ty watching the little kids while I go get Maia from her Student Council meeting at school. 

5:10pm- Maia starts her homework while I help Mase finish up his. The doorbell rings no less than 7 times with kids friends wanting them to come out and play. I assume this is a precursor to what my summer break is going to look like. Realize that I forgot to dump dinner in the crockpot in the morning and decide pizza will be delivered to our house on this night. Thank goodness for Papa John’s 50% off coupons! 

6:00pm- Pizza arrives and so does Matt. Let the kids loose on the pizza. Grab a slice on the way out the door to drop  Ty off to watch his new school’s football team practice and take Mase to soccer practice. Ty’s busy learning the plays and formations and getting to know the team and coaches. Just because he can’t participate doesn’t mean he can’t watch and learn. I manage to eat my pizza while letting Ty drive us to practice. Choke down my screams of terror and send up prayers as he drives. Teen drivers are scary, y’all. 

6:35pm- Finally get to Mase’s soccer practice only 5 minutes late which might be a record this season. It’s been a long Spring season, y’all. 

8:15pm- Rush from Mase’s soccer practice to pick up Ty from football. 

9:00pm- Arrive home from practices to find the other kids showered and watching a movie with Matt. Mase jumps in the shower while I load the dishwasher, wipe down the kitchen, and do a general pick up around the house. 

9:30pm- The movie ends. We brush teeth, lay out clothes, and tuck in the 3 younger kids. 

9:45pm- Grab a beer and hit the hot tub with Matt and Ty. It’s so nice to have our hot tub to relax in at the end of a busy day. That’s one of my must-have’s in our next house. We will have a hot tub. 

10:30pm- Head inside and watch a show with Matt and Ty. We decide on River Monsters but Matt falls asleep within 15 minutes so I switch the show and watch Arranged. Ty falls asleep in less than 10 minutes so I send him off to bed too. Have y’all watched Arranged? I love it! Matt is still sleeping so I go ahead and watch an episode of Teen Mom 2 while he snores.

12:15am- Nudge Matt awake and send him up to bed while I lock up and set the alarm. He’s asleep in bed by the time I get upstairs so I settle in to read for awhile. I manage to finish 7 chapters of my current book before I’m finally tired enough to go to sleep. 

1:15am- Lights out!

That’s a pretty typical day for us during Spring. I can’t wait until summer break. I’m looking forward to days where I don’t even have to get in my car, let alone spend half the day in it!


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