Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Typical Tuesday

"What does your typical Tuesday look like?"
It is one of the topics of conversation mothers are likely to talk about when they are together, and this is a question I'll be asking all of my MOMs.  Why?  Well, I think it's interesting and helpful to see what a typical day looks like for other mothers.  Whether you are missing your children while you are away all day at a stressful job, or are feeling overwhelmed at home all day with your kids, it is one way we can empathize with one another and find comfort in the fact that you are not alone...whatever your struggle may be.
So, what does my Typical Tuesday look like?

6:00 Wake up and get ready for work.  I shower at night, so this saves me time in the morning.  I used to drink my coffee while I pumped, but I just weaned Lucy so I no longer have to do that.  Get food together, and I'm out the door by 7:00.

7:00-7:30ish Drive to work

7:30-5:30ish Work

5:30-6:00 Drive home, sometimes stopping to run an errand or two on the way. 

6:00 Home.  I like to have dinner going in the crock pot on the days I work so it's ready when I get home.  Sweetie Pie has usually already had dinner, so I keep her entertained while I try to cook dinner for us or while we try to eat. 

7:00 We start Sweetie Pie's bedtime routine.  Bath, lotion, reading and cuddle time, etc...

7:30 Sweetie Pie is usually down for the night between 7:30 - 8:00. Usually :)

7:30 - 9:00 Eat dinner if we haven't already and clean up kitchen.  Get my lunch ready for the next day.  Sometimes I also prep dinner for the following night.

9:00 - 10:00 Shower, get clothes out for the next morning.  I wake up an hour earlier, at 5:00 a.m., for work on Wednesdays, so I put my clothes in the bathroom the night before as to not disrupt hubby as much.  Try to relax on the couch with hubby and maybe watch an episode of Fringe, our latest addiction, on Netflix.  Maybe switch a load of laundry.

10:00-10:30 This is the time I usually go to bed.  The day starts over again at 5:00 the next morning. 

My Typical Tuesday is much different from the days I don't work and, although adult time is nice, I miss my baby girl every minute I'm away.  It's really difficult sometimes to "get things done" when I get home, like make dinner, when I only get one hour with Sweetie Pie before bedtime starts. I SO admire those of you who work full-time and have children (and the single moms are SUPERSTARS!)!  I have a hard enough time, physically and emotionally, working three days a week with one child.

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