Alarm goes off at 5:10am. It's not my alarm, but my husbands yet somehow I can never manage to sleep through it. I think it's because I know if I don't get up before the baby I will not start the day off right. When I hear him turn off the shower I roll out of bed and head to the kitchen.
Coffee is my friend. I'm a reformed Starbucks addict, but I love to make it at home. I usually have 2 cups and sip it while I check my email and blogger. This is the best time of the day for me. Nice and quiet, for a short time that is!
6:30am I hear the scream. I let Oliver go and get her from her room while I get her a sippy of milk and breakfast. What she eats varies, sometimes a toddler cereal bar or a bowl of my cereal. In the highchair she goes to eat and watch Sesame Street. She's always so excited when I turn it on and she starts dancing around. I use this time to finish my coffee, ok really to finish catching up on blogs :) It's addicting! I let her down to run around while I shower and get all prettied up for my day. Oma shows up around 7:10 to babysit and I head out the door after some sweet baby kisses.
Class starts at 8 and it's 2 looooong hours. It's really not the 2 hours that is rough, but the math part. I love summer classes because the parking lot is empty and I can park up front instead of 2 miles away!
After class I am usually STARVING. Todays meal is a reduced-fat peanut butter sandwich and Laughing Cow cheese with wheat-thins. I eat PB lots during the summer because it's the only thing that won't melt in my car! After my brunch I head back in to the tutoring center for a 2 hour homework session. I have to do my work at school because it's too hard at home with all the distractions. Around 12:30 my brain starts to give out and I can't even add the numbers up right. Time to go.
I head to the gym for a little stress relief! After sitting for 5 hours I'm ready to sweat a little and burn some calories, in the air conditioning of course :) I work out for a little over an hour and then head home to see my sweet, sassy baby girl.
I pretty much spend the next few hours before Oliver gets home entertaining Miss M. I can do some cleaning like vacuuming, but not dishes. She's a little picky with what she will let me do :) We play with her dolls, read books, and then try to take a little nap around 3:30ish. While she naps I relax and watch one of 'my' shows. There are unspoken rules in the house about which shows I can watch without him. They do not include Jersey Shore, Project Runway, Design Star (which sucks this season), and Teen Mom. I've got him hooked on the reality TV!!
After Miss M's short nap she's usually a little cranky and pretty much drives my nuts. These are the times I wish she could talk and tell me what she wants. She points to a sippy then throws it when I give it to her, she will act hungry then refuse to get in her chair. Worst hour of the day. I start dinner and pray Oliver gets home fast.
He's home!! Yea! Now I can pawn the crazy off on him while I finish dinner. Extra bonus: Aunt Katie shows up to babysit. I love living close to free babysitting....I mean family. Around 5:15pm we all sit down to dinner and Katie actually eats the 'healthy' meal I cooked. Well not the veggies, but the chicken which is a huge improvement for her.
Katie and Miss M play on my bed while listening to music. Oliver and I are going to play soccer with some friends tonight. I plan to kick his a**! While I'm changing I hear Oliver giving Katie specific instruction on how to put Miss M to bed. Funny that he's 'that' parent while I'm not sweating it. As long as my kid is in one piece when I get back I'm good.
We get home from soccer around 9:45p. Madison is sleeping and the house is still in one piece. It's been a good day.
*** ps If anyone wants to play along and write about one of their days let me know so I can read it :)
****pss I totally kicked oliver's a$$!