Many people look at stay at home moms as having the easy life. Nothing to do all day. Sitting around the house all day. Well I am here to tell you that is not the case. Here is just a small example of the day in the life of a stay at home mom.
6:00 AM Alarm goes off to start the day. From now until 6:30 it is my time. NO kids, no husband (works midnights). I turn on the coffee pot and here comes the cat. Meowing. And meowing. Now standing on his hind legs to be picked up. So I bend down pick him up and it is now mommy and Nemo time. I might add this is the kitten I syringe fed from 3 days old so I am his mommy.
6:30 AM Time to get the girls up. Now some parents go in the room, lights still off and gently wake their sleeping babies. Not this momma. My girls are terrible to get out of bed, so on with the lights and I go to get clothes from the closet as they holler at me and get out of bed 🙂 Breakfast for them and the little brother if he comes down.
7:00 AM Holler at the girls to hurry up and go get ready. Start to make lunches for school, check backpacks to be sure all is ready…. Crap my coffee is now cold…… And the hubby is now home. The dogs have now emerged from bed (yes they stay in bed after I get up ) Let them out and step in the spot where the other cat has left her hairball………
7:15 AM Place a towel over wet spot, go to do the girls hair, go back to finish lunches and let the dogs inside.
7:45 AM Time to head to school for the drop off, I am still in my pajamas. Luckily we have curb side drop off. Head back home.
8:00 AM Time to clean up the wet spot and feed the animals. Who act like it has been a week since they ate.
Now from 8 until 11:45 I clean and do laundry, make breakfast for the hubby so he can go to sleep. I am also working on this blog 😉
11:00 AM Time to make some lunch for my littlest in the house.
11:30 AM get him dressed for school and gather up his things.
11:45 AM head to the school and drop him off.
12:00 PM Now this varies from day to day. I may run errands kid free, I may go to work at the shelter for a few or come home to finish cleaning and laundry. Also I will finally get a shower most likely if I didn’t get it before dropping off at Pre K.
2:30 PM Load up in the car again and head back to the Pre k Pick up Colton Head to the grade school.
3:00 PM Wait for the buses to go, grab the girls and head home.
3:15 PM Homework for the 3 of them (Colton has to feel involved so we do letters and numbers)
Again depending on the day this next schedule may vary.. Monday and Tuesday at 4:30 is ballet,tap, or jazz. Tuesday and Thursday at 530 is tumbling and every other Wednesday is Girl scouts.
So depending on the day we will do our running and supper around those times.
7:00 PM is now bath time for the 3. This will go for at least an hour.
8:30 PM is bed time this takes another 30 minutes to get them all settled.
9:00 PM it is time to pack the hubby’s lunch, get his uniform ready and maybe watch a show with him before I crawl into bed at 10.
This is just a basic run down of a day for our house. Some days have more than others but as you can see I do not sit around that is for sure 😉