This Tuesday, I’m linking up with Chantal, Caitlin, and Caitlin to talk about what us Stay At Home Moms Actually DO during the day. Lots of people think we just lay around but really, we don’t so I’m excited for this link up. Here’s the first round of questions.
1. What is your typical daily routine/schedule like? We have 2 typical days. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Piglet goes to pre-school from 0645-1230 so Hubs drops him off and then the mornings are for Blueberry and me. We wake up around 0715, brush our teeth and eat breakfast. After breakfast, we run errands and get home between 1000-1030 for a morning nap. During nap time, I squeeze in a calisthenics workout or do random things around the house (folding laundry, dishes, cleaning up toys). Hubs comes home for lunch and watches Blueberry while I pick up Piglet. We play until around 2 when I struggle to get both kids to nap. Blueberry usually naps, Piglet does not. We fight over naptime until like 3:30 and we stop watching Disney Junior because no-napping kids don’t get to watch Doc McStuffins dammit! Hubs comes home around 5:30 and we eat dinner. Then we hang out until 8, when we do baths and bedtime. When Piglet doesn’t go to school, we wake up around 7, eat breakfast, do errands, and finish our day as “normal.”
2. What things do you do weekly/monthly in addition to daily? Each week, I do laundry. It’s a giant task. I also add cleaning bathrooms every 2 weeks. I know, it should be weekly but I’ve got other crap to do. Once a month I change the sheets on all the beds, also, I know that should be done more than just monthly but like I said, I’ve got other stuff to do. I’m also kind of lazy.
3. How does your spouse’s schedule impact your daily routine? Hubs new job means he doesn’t have to go to work until around 8:30 so he’s here to help in the morning time. He also comes home most days for lunch and can help out watching Blueberry while I pick up Piglet. It’s so much better than his last assignment when he was gone for 12 hours at a time. Or more.
4. How do you balance having a clean home and making memories with your children? This is a tough one and usually memories win out. I hate chores so I’d rather play than fold laundry. Clothes pile up and I end up folding 6 baskets at a time while we all wear mismatching pjs. I also stopped doing dishes right away in favor of playing with the kids. Bottles go hours without being washed. Sometimes overnight. But I don’t care. Well, I do care because I hate messes but I’m also more excited to play with the kids or taking that rare nap to do house work. So my house is sometimes messy, whatever. We’re living here. It’s not a museum.
So, here’s my first link up with this series. Come on back next week for a new round of questions!