I'm so excited to be participating in Simply Rebekah's Day in the Life project! Her instructions were to take one photo for every hour of the day, and share our daily lives in small, captured bursts of time. I had an incredibly hard time taking only one photo per hour once I got started. This was so much fun, reminding me of all the tiny, insignificant, yet beautiful bits of life in my day.
I hope you'll go see what the other participants have shared! And I hope you'll show me a day in YOUR life!
7:00AM - Justin does breakfast while I sleep in. He's the best thing in the world. And he's mine.
8:00 AM - Landon's awake, and the first order of business is a diaper change, of course. This little guy is usually ALL smiles on the changing table. Sadly, the large, black contraption snapping photos caught his smile and turned it into a tight-lip of concentration.
9:00AM - I finally have time for breakfast while Lauren catches up on Sesame Street and Landon is back down for a nap. This is my favorite. I'm old-lady-chic.
10:00AM - Oh, the chores. Our dishwasher runs every day, sometimes twice. It's obscene. Also, I go barefoot. A lot. Also obscene.
11:00AM - Lauren empties a bag of fuzzballs (technical name) to separate them into colored categories. Pretty! Plus, they entertain her while I nurse Landon in the bedroom. Imagine my expression as I enter the room to see a floor covered in balls. Life is fun.
12:00PM - Lunch. This time, I'm little-kid-chic. I genuinely love peanut butter and strawberry jelly, especially when it's on soft, homemade bread. Lauren has the same, but she prefers store-bought wheat for her sandwiches. I can't for the life of me understand...
1:00PM - The Blessed Naptime. It is sacred. Don't disturb me while I'm reading young adult dystopian novels...
2:45PM - The elementary school pick-up line. Thankfully, it moves quickly while we wait to see our Mia.
3:30PM - The weather was positively spring-like, so scooters NEEDED to come out and play.
4:30PM - Also, we aerated the garden...sometimes with nothing more than our dirty little fingers. There was lots of hand scrubbing to be seen next. And would you LOOK at those dirty jeans?! So much for NOT washing clothes after each wearing to decrease my daily allotment of laundry.
5:00PM - Leftovers for dinner! Minestrone and fresh-grated parmesan with more homemade bread.
5:30PM - Dinner of another sort. This boy is a dream-come-true to snuggle with. Only he likes to talk more than he likes to nurse, so our sessions are surprisingly quick.
6:30PM - The nightly wrestling match. It builds character (and a readiness for bedtime, post-haste).
7:30PM - If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. Dr. Seuss is a rediscovered favorite for this kindergartner. She loves being able to read so much of it herself.
8:00PM - We're tiiiiired, yo. (Again with the fascinating black contraption, mom?)
Computer hog Justin is working on a paper for school. It's a good thing he's cute. And smart. But I miss the internet.
10:30PM - The chores are neverending. I love waking up to a clean kitchen, though, so it's not too irritating.
11:55PM - Howza bout a little shut-eye? Yessssss.....if only I wouldn't stay up so late reading, the midnight wakings might be less of an adventure in sleepwalking. But I'll sleep for at least an hour before Landon makes a peep. It'll be my own fault if I'm cranky tomorrow, although I'm usually surprisingly chipper these days. It's all the baby smiles. They're fuel.
That was my day! How does it compare to yours? Do you wear shoes more than I do? And how do you discipline yourself to STOP reading/writing/social-internetting in order to get a good night's sleep?