Thursday, May 10, 2012

An Hour in My Day

Stasha over at Northwest Mommy is still doing her weekly Listicles.  I'd forgetten about them while I was on vacation so I got off track.  I peeked at her site yesterday and this week's topic is 10 things that you do in an hour of your day.  I'll pick the morning hour because that is by far, the most crazy hour of my whole day.

6:30   drag my seriously too-tired ass out of bed, pee and plug in my hair straightener
6:40    get dressed and straighten my hair (I usually shower the night before so I am already clean.)  after straightening hair, put it back in a hair clip anyway.
6:45    floss, brush and mouthwash teeth, then head down the hall to wake all three slumbering children.  make bed and pick up bedroom.
6:55    check on slumbering children again to make sure they are getting up.  tell them to get up and get dressed
7:00   head downstairs and let the dog out and feed him if hubs hasn't done it already.  gather lunch boxes from yesterday and shovel out the chewed up remains and scraps and empty into the trash.  wonder what they heck they ate yesterday as everything I packed seems to still be in the lunch box but just in pieces.
7:10  yell up to kids to hurry up and get dressed and get down here for breakfast.  continue to yell upstairs to ask what they want for lunch.  (my house is big with high ceilings--you have to yell or no one will hear you.)  throw some laundry in the wash.  move clean clothes from the dryer to the basket and put them in the hall where they will be ignored until I get sick of looking at them and put them away.
7:15  get no answers on lunch so I just make PB&J.  Finish packing lunches x 3 and then scrounge in the fridge for a lunch for me.  take phone off charger and scroll through junk email and spam.  delete everything.  With luck, there will be one comment on my blog that I'll get to read.  Feel good about myself that someone commented on my blog.
7:20  make the kids' breakfast.  scream at the one kid who is still not downstairs to get their ass down here now or they won't get any breakfast. 
7:25  say good morning to kids that are downstairs and give them kisses.  gag at their morning breath and send them back upstairs to brush before they kill someone with that breath.
7:30 put lunch boxes, papers, homework and whatever they will need for afterschool activities in their backpack and begin to freak out a little because we are going to be late if everyone doesn't get in the god damn car right now!  rush upstairs to pack my gym bag for lunch time exercise and race downstairs to car.
7:32  race back inside to get whatever was forgotten--deodorant application, sneakers for gym, lunch whatever.  It's always something. kiss hubs bye.
7:33  back my rattle trap car out of the garage with kids hopefully in their seats and head to school to drop them off.  notice that my brakes are grinding and hope they continue to work until I can get them fixed. 

That was my hour from this morning.  Welcome to my world.

5 comments:

Carrie @ Maine Mom on the Run said...

This made me giggle...and tired.

Robbie K said...

I've had the grinding breaks before....and someone is always running back inside to retrieve a forgotten item.

vicioussweettart said...

I love this one! Nice job. Makes me want to write about and hour of my day....

Stasha said...

I love that you straighten your hair before you out it up. It's like me drying it and the go for a walk in the rain! I think we should record ourselves nagging, put it on top of the stairs and sit downstairs in peace and quiet. It is the same thing every time anyway, right? kids....

Terzah said...

Catching up w/ you....

You picked my least favorite hour of the day (well, sometimes bedtime competes for that dubious honor). And next year they start elementary school....