We begin every day with Chex. And coffee.
I had grand intentions of doing a "day in the life" photo post, imagining myself carrying my 50 pound Nikon around all day snapping beautifully composed pictures of my children doing their everyday normal things. Well, it was a beautiful dream. Things get too crazy around here for me to focus on that kind of a project all day, but here's what I did get over the last couple of days. Pieced together they give you an idea of what a normal day looks like around here...
Drive Olive to school.
Throw together a crock pot meal. Stare at dirty counters and dishes for 10 minutes.
Get dressed. 2 minutes later Silas walks by and uses the scarf as a tissue. Ditch the scarf.
Hi Daniel Tiger. Thanks for giving me 5 minutes to use the bathroom in peace.
Hang some more Instagram pics on my wall.
Someone starts screaming...walk in on this scene.
Time for more coffee.
Naptime for Oona.
Silas pretends he doesn't see or hear me telling him it's nap time for him.
Time to go pick up Olive.
Time to get everyone outside to play!
*Not shown: the daily dinnertime routine where someone always hates and complains about what I made (unless it's pizza or hot dogs, which you'll be proud to know I don't do every day to save the peace, though it IS tempting...)
Also not shown: getting everyone bathed and in bed, which seems to take 500 hours and leaves Matt and I hunched over, shaky and pale.
Also not shown: Me lying prostrate on the floor in melodramatic exhaustion, begging Matt to go pick me up an ice cream sundae because "I deserrrrrrve iiiiiiiit."
Also not shown: Matt stepping over me saying "no, you'll complain about getting fat tomorrow." He's a wise man, that husband. Dang it.
Go to bed. Repeat all over again the next day. :)