Monday, June 11, 2007

A Day in the Life of Me - Wife, Mommy, Sometimes Nurse, Always Pregnant

so i have seen this done on the FMH blog (feminist mormon housewives), as well as my sister's, so i thought i would do it too. why not? let's see how it goes.

5:45 - 6am -- woke up and read the scriptures (i can only read this early with one eye opened and one eye closed - otherwise my eyes go cross-eyed too much and that makes for difficult reading. it might not be the most effective scripture study plan, but it's something)

6-6:10 -- got jogging clothes on

6:10 - 6:40 -- went jogging/waddling, whatever you want to call it when a 6 1/2 month pregnant gal goes running

6:40 - 6:45 -- came home, said hi to the kiddos, said bye to ben

6:45-7:25 -- played with miles and jonas, checked the online news reports, started a load of laundry, broke up a few family feuds

7:25 - 7:45 -- ate breakfast with the kiddos, constantly reminded jonas to stay in his seat, cursed putting up the highchair

7:45 - 8:30 -- changed the kiddos into clothes, played some more, put up all the books that had been taken out of the bookshelf, broke up a few family feuds

8:30 - 9:30 -- weeded in the garden, broke up a few family feuds while the kiddos played in the sandbox

9:30 - 9:45 -- had snack of pears and apricots in the backyard

9:45 - 10:15 -- weeded some more, broke up some more family feuds

10:15 - 1040 -- played in the sandbox with miles and jonas, building many towers that were instantly "broken" down by miles

10:40 - 10:45 -- brushed our teeth (a little late perhaps) after the begging from jonas ("teef, teef, teef," meaning he wants to brush his teeth); informed miles not to take his wet toothbrush and smear it on the mirror and told him if he did that i would take his toothbrush away; miles looked at me and put his toothbrush to the mirror - i told him "no"; miles smeared the toothbrush on the mirror; i took miles' toothbrush away

10:45-10:55 -- miles threw a huge fit with lots of screaming and crying and trying to climb on me all the while i changed jonas and "played" with him (trying to employ christians' technique of completely ignoring the tantrum-kid until he does something good - then immediately recognizing the good behavior)

10:55 -- told miles i really liked it when he talked normal, without whining, so then i could understand what he wanted; got miles what he wanted - some pocket-watch thing

10:55 - 11:20 -- read books to miles and jonas since miles just wanted to be held; enjoyed every minute of this

11:20 - 11:30 -- prepared "turkey roll-ups" for the kids

11:30 - 12 -- kiddos had their lunch; constantly reminded jonas to stay in his seat, miles as well; once again cursed that the highchair was put away

12 - 12:10 -- watched the kiddos play around, broke up a few family feuds, changed jonas

12:10 - 12:20 -- got jonas some milk and read him some books and then put him down for nap in our cozy closet

12:20 - 12:35 -- got miles some milk and read him some books and then carried him "like a window" (whatever that means) to his bed for nap

12:35 - 1:05 -- read the newspaper while ate my lunch

1:05 - 1:35 -- got online, read emails, blogs - all the while chatting with my sister online

1:35 - 2:30 -- prepared most of dinner

2:30 - 2:45 -- sat in a chair with my feet propped up

2:45 - 2:50 -- talked with my sister on the phone as she gave me a recipe for kielbasa (ben's fathers' day dinner request)

2:50 - 3 -- prepared the rest of my shopping list

3 - 3:30 -- got the kids up, chopped up grapes, fed them to the kiddos, got literally scared as jonas "snuck" up on me and screamed out - the kids loved that!

3:30 - 4 -- ben got home, chatted with him (lucky for him one of the first things he said was, "wow, looks like somebody did a lot of work in the garden" - thank you!), had to act surprise everytime a kid "snuck" up on me again

4 - 5:30 -- went to walmart with jonas as ben and miles went to the hardware store to get supplies to hang up our swamp cooler

5:30 - 5:40 -- i laid down while ben unloaded the groceries and started to finish up dinner

5:40 - 5:50 -- helped finish up with dinner and put groceries away

5:50 - 6:15 -- ate dinner

6:15 - 6:35 -- had FHE, which consisted of making handprints on construction paper to give to church teachers (nursery leader and sunbeam teacher) - we'll say something cheesy like, "hands down you are the best!" or "i know i'm a handful, so thanks for all you do!"

6:35 - 6:40 -- cleaned up the kiddos and the painted table

6:40 - 6:45 -- got the kiddos in their pjs

6:45 - 7:05 -- got milk and read books to the kiddos (ben read to miles, i read to jonas)

7:05 - 7:10 -- took the kiddos to their room, said a prayer, got a book and water for miles, left the room and sang "twinkle twinkle little star" with my arm peeking through a crack in their door and "flashing" my hand (the kids, ummmm, really seem to like that and it makes exiting their room easier; i was too embarrased to do it saturday nite when christian was here, so i made ben do it. he was, ummm, less than thrilled about it!)

7:15 -- set up the sprinkler outside

7:15 - 7:30 -- watched, and helped a teeny-tiny bit, as ben hung up our $20 garage-sale swamp cooler

7:30 - 7:45 -- cleaned up the kitchen

7:45 -- changed the sprinkler

8 -- started this blog

8:30 -- ben and i turned on the swamp cooler and. . . cool air came out! wahoo!

8:32 -- i stopped writing this blog


Megan said...

Glad to see that your day is just about as exciting as ours. Although, you are way better at playing with your kids then I am with Ellie. That might explain why she destroys my house. I'm sure a clear scream for attention. I'll have to work on that. I guess we do play, but just in other ways.

Megan said...
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Megan said...

So why is my name all covered up in the previous comment?

Kristen said...

So.....you get a lot done by 10 AM in the morning. I'm lucky if I get the kids fed breakfast by that time. :) Just kidding. Love the breaking up of family feuds though multiple times a day. I hear ya girl.

rebecca said...

Phew! And you'll do it all again tomorrow! I'm impressed by how much you read with your kids. You're a fabulous mom Emily! Lucky boys!

emily said...

miles practically demands that we read to him that much - he really, really loves it. and i do, too! so it's a perfect match. :)

erin said...

wow em. that's quite a day.

Isa said...

sounds alot like my life without the pregnant of course...what a supermom!