It’s been a long, exhausting week. With A back at school, I knew it would be. But I’ve also had Irish and German colleagues in town which means hours upon hours of meetings and extra-long work days. Although the meetings have been very productive and my colleagues are great, I’m ready for the week to be over. I’m just physically and mentally drained. Here’s a little glimpse into an average day in my life…
5:15 ~ Wake up and drag myself out of bed to start getting ready for the day.
6-6:30 ~ W wakes up. Give him some orange juice and try to continue getting ready while W pulls on my shirt, demands to be picked up every 5 minutes, and refuses to play with toys until it’s time to leave. He also brings me various things that he knows are mine – hairbrushes, cell phone, rollers, shoes, makeup. By this time, the bathroom is a mess. J
7-7:15 ~ Leave the house.
8-8:30 ~ Arrive at work. My commute is between 45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes depending on traffic and if I drop off W.
8:30-5+ ~ Work. :P
6 ~ Arrive home and help get dinner on the table/prepare W’s dinner, eat, clean up.
7 ~ Play with W. Usually books or flash cards. He loves watching cell phone videos of himself so sometimes we do that too. J
7:30 ~ Hop in the shower (I’m weird and shower at night – no time to dry hair in the morning).
8 ~ Start getting W ready for bed which includes: diaper change, pajamas, sometimes a book, and bottle. Yes, he still gets one bottle at bedtime – it’s part of our routine and considering his inconsistent sleep, I’m afraid to change it.
8:30 ~ A gives W his bottle while I make my lunch, pick up toys, blow dry my hair.
9:15 ~ Maybe get about 15 minutes to check email, Facebook.
9:30 ~ Start getting ready for bed.
As I was trying to figure out how I was going to get ready for work and entertain a toddler at the same time, W wandered off to his room. He was too quiet so I went to check on him and found him reading. Melt my heart.