7:22 am: My babies like to snuggle in the crib to read books. It gives me a few minutes to start a load of laundry and make the beds. Somehow, starting the day with these two tasks complete makes me feel more put together.
9:30 am: With the kids happy to play with their friends, I meet with a group of ladies for Bible study. Coffee and chatty women = food for the soul.
12:30 pm: While the youngest naps, I spend time some one-on-one time with the oldest. We go through coins and dollar bills, examining what they say and naming the President’s on each coin. Her curiosity + my love for learning makes this a favorite part of my day.
2:30 pm: When daddy travels, I always take the kids to do something special. We head to Sonic for Happy Hour: 50 cent slushes.
5:00 pm: Another “day without daddy” treat: macaroni and cheese. A night without making a big meal is a treat for me, too.
6:00 pm: An hour of fresh air and exercise is just what the doctor ordered.
8:00 pm: The kids go to bed easily after some hard play. I’m grateful since I’m on my own for bedtime. I work on getting clothes ready for a consignment sale. I’m sending 5 years worth of clothes. Am I really done having kids? Sigh.
10:00 pm: Ice cream earned.