Today was the first day of me being a part-time stay at home mom. This week is a little different as I’ll be training so I had today off and then will work Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Then come next week I’ll work Monday-Wednesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm and have Thursday-Sunday off.
This was what my day home looked like today:
5:30 am – Angel awake and at our door. Didn’t she remember that I told her we could sleep in today? Guess not.
6:30 am – Caleb wakes up.
7:00 am – Breakfast. I’m still in my pj’s.
7:15 am – Pat leaves for work. The wife and his two children are not crying or screaming as is usually the case every morning.
7:45 am – Kids are done eating. I clean up. They start playing and fighting with Mr Potato Heads.
8:30 am – Caleb is whiney and clingy. He wants his bottle, which we are trying to wean him from. He’s walking around the house “crying” and saying “mama mama” and “baba baba”.
9:00 am – Caleb down for his nap. Or so I thought.
9:30 am – I look at the clock and it’s only 9:30 am. I’m exhausted.
9:45 am – Caleb decides he doesn’t want to nap. I get him out of his crib but he’s definitely still tired so we rock until he finally gives in and falls asleep. And then I rock him a little bit longer.
10:00 am – Angel and I “redecorate” the basement. I actually just rearranged the furniture and organized the toys but she likes to call it redecorating. In between redecorating I finish up the laundry. Angel makes pictures with stickers in between telling me that my redecorating looks perfect. At one point I start wearing her sunglasses and she says to me, “Mama you look fabulous.”
11:00 am – Caleb is awake. Hi 5 is on. Dance party with me and two little munchkins.
11:30 am – Lunch time. Beans, cantaloupe, jello, cheese and cottage cheese.
12:00 pm – Yahoo. Daddy’s home for lunch. Oops I forgot to make him something. I’m still getting the hang of this being home thing.
1:00 pm – Nap time for both kiddos.
1:05 pm – Let the house cleaning begin. I finished up the boat load of dishes that had been on my counter for a week. Yes, a week. I’ll be the first to admit I’m the world’s worst house keeper. The major dishpan hands I had after washing dishes for 45 minutes was totally worth it to get every single dish clean in my house.
2:00 pm – Sat down with my laptop and a bowl of chocolate ice cream. If that was wrong of me I don’t want to be right.
2:15 pm – Back to cleaning. Cleaned the kitchen and dining room and finished laundry.
2:45 pm – Caleb woke up. Again though he didn’t really want to wake up but wanted to rock. So we rocked for a little bit.
3:15 pm – Caleb woke up for good. We went upstairs and woke up Angel. Snack time. Watched a little bit of Dora while I finished up cleaning the kitchen.
3:30 pm – Two crabby kiddos. Fighting over the Mr Potato Heads. Again. Started reading books but Caleb just kept throwing temper tantrums. Not sure why. Maybe because he can.
4:00 pm – Went back downstairs. Maybe a change of scenery will help with the crabby kids. Sure did. Just played and tried to finished organizing the toys.
5:00 pm – Back upstairs to get ready to head out. Pat and I had to go to church to do an In Design training for the church staff and so the kiddos were going to Grama Barb’s. I think after an entire day with Mommy they were very happy to see Grama Barb!
7:30 pm – Home from training. Cuddle and play with the kiddos. Caleb bedtime at 8:30 pm. Angel bedtime at 9:00 pm. It was a great day. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have more time at home.