Kelly asks: Okay, it's not really question but I'd love to hear more of your "day in the life" type blogs. Tell us what you're doing all day. What did you make for your family for dinner? Who's homework help made you go batty? What topics of conversation went on in your car today while driving your kids around town?
Well. Huh. Every day is different, but in a nutshell, here's some of the scoop:
5:45 - first alarm goes off.
6:00 - second alarm goes off.
6:08 third alarm goes off. I grab my phone to silence it, check emails and Facebook for a couple of minutes, and then get out of bed. (What? Don't tell me you don't do that...)
7:45 Drop everyone at school. Sing on the way out of the parking lot.
Most days I go home, but Monday and Friday I attend an exercise class. It's a tough one and I'm exhausted by the time I get home, where I...
Shower. Do laundry. Cook. Vacuum. Cook some more. Eat lunch. Read blogs. Write. Grocery shop. Take people out of school to do doctor appointments. Maybe take a nap, if I'm lucky. (Today I took a shower and did my hair, which takes about 45 minutes, which in retrospect was a STUPID move)
Try to figure out what's for dinner. Prepare most of it. Leave the house to...
Pick up kids. Usually, we end up staying after school for homework club/tutoring/drama/forensics/track/choir.We sit in the car, those kids who aren't in whatever after school activity there is, and do homework. Today we sat for an hour and a half. I visited with a friend, read some of a book, and answered some emails. I flat out LOVE voice dictation.
Today, when I left school, I dropped the kids at home and ran to Target, where I bought yet more asthma medication for my kiddo who has had the worst flare in her history. We just ended the steroids and now we have to do yet another medication - and still she coughs on.
Came home, wrote two posts, boiled eggs, made dinner (panko crusted chicken breasts and legs, apples and grapes and carrots) - and then went to Zumba with Allegra and her best friend. Where I totally and completely embarrassed them by dancing like I should have dollar bills stuffed in my underpants. :)
Showered for the second time - that first shower after Core class was maybe a mistake - ate dinner, wrote some more and watched Chris Mann NAIL it on The Voice. I've got 8 loads of laundry waiting for me before bed.
Topics of conversation today included: stomach aches, World War II, new glasses and how they make a person look professional, vectors and velocity, how to conjugate verbs in Spanish, choir competition, how asthma medication works, why do SOME people in the family have to do ALLLLL of the chores, how it's unfair that I never buy pop tarts, why certain people appear to have gotten their dad's (more flat) body shape instead of their mother's more generous curves, how saying "huh?" is neither respectful NOR polite, and, um, bikinis vs. boy shorts.
Whose homework makes me batty? The kid who has one teacher who doesn't want to help by following an accommodations form. :( Seriously - most everyone does their homework with little to no help from me. I try to be hands off. I don't quiz people, study with them or really do the things I probably should - but each of them are on the honor roll.
Did that answer everything? Anything else you want to know about my days? Most of them are the same.
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