So, many of you ask me all of the time, “How do you do it all”, “When do you find the time?” and even “Do you sleep?” Well, I will let you all in on a little secret. I have a double life. You all know me as the Penny Pinchin’ Mom. However, my alter ego is …. the Energizer Bunny!
I am lucky that it does not require a telephone booth for me to morph from one into the other. And my suit is far too warm to wear under my clothes. Instead, I do it all incognito. You would never know that this is my true identity just by looking at me. However, if you look at what all I can accomplish in a 24 hour period, you might agree. Here’ s a typical Friday schedule for me:
6:00 am – Up and blogging
7:00 am – Get 3 kids up, change some diapers, make some beds…oh yeah – and FEED everyone
8:00 am – Time to do the laundry. Again.
9:00 am – Playtime!! Gotta be a kid for a few hours each day.
9:05 am – Take two min to check my email first
9:07 am – Back to playtime!
10:00 am – Time to clean the upstairs while the kids trashplay nicely downstairs + squeeze in some mommy Skype time
11:00 am – Lunch — my excuse to gobble down a grilled cheese sandwich and cheetos guilt free
12:00 pm – Naptime (and oh, how I long to join my children) and laundry
12:05 pm – Clean upstairs. Wait? Didn’t I just do this?
1:00 pm – Special time with my 5 year old + a load of laundry
1:37 pm – Gotta check mama’s crackberry
1:45 pm – Rapidly clean while the youngest are still passed out sweetly in their beds and squeeze in another load of laundry
3:00 pm – Take a deep breath and release the troops and more laundry
3:10 pm – Find a snack for the kids…one cheez it for you, two for mom, two for you, four for mom
3:30 pm – Check that crackberry again and do some quick posts…sigh…still more laundry
4:00 pm – Clean the downstairs (do you see a pattern developing here)
5:00 pm – Run into the kitchen to grab dinner…after putting in yet another load of laundry
5:05 pm – Praise the Lord that Dad walked through the door — turn the kids over to him
5:30 pm – Dinner
6:00 pm – Dishes and Bathtime (often times leading to mom and dad changing too, thus more laundry)
6:30 pm – Storytime with the kids (and a quick scan of my email)
7:00 pm – One kid down, 2 to go
7:30 pm – Two down…I can see the finish line
8:00 pm – EUREKA! We did it!
8:05 pm – Clean up after the kids…..yet again and sit down to blog ahead for tomorrow
10:00 pm – Time for bed after I just do this one last post
11:00 pm – OK, off to bed for real this time
11:30 pm – This time I mean it – I AM going to bed!
11:35 pm – pass out
So, there you’ve got it. A day in my crazy life!! And you wondered how I can do it all – there you’ve got it!!! If you are an Energizer Bunny just disguised as a Mom, you can enter your story to to try to win a BlogHer sponsorship – check out the details here!