Life is hectic and loud and often it's like trying to herd cats or lizards or monkeys. And that's ok because they are my monkeys.
And because I know I will forget, here is a typical Monday in my house right now.
12:35 am baby wakes me, pat her back, put her back down.
4:45 feed baby and get back to sleep.
5:30 baby wakes, comfort her and put her back in crib.
6:00 baby wakes, feed her, wake up her daddy And hand off. Back to bed!
8:00 Andrew gives baby back, feed Cierra, get up and have breakfast while kids play and daddy gets ready for work. Get kids dressed and coiffed. :)
9:00 kids watch tv while I get Cierra to sleep, then shower, get kids snack, unload dishwasher, reload dishwasher
10:00 Cierra up, feed her snack and get the kids out of the house to get groceries
12:00 home for lunch, feed feed feed.... kids clean up toys to earn TV time, baby crawls around uncleaning what the kids clean, climbs over their cushion forts from the morning.
1:00 put baby down for nap while kids watch tv, clean kitchen, finish putting groceries away, eat cookies and rest for a few minutes. Aaaaah!!
2:00 Cierra up, get kids outside for fresh air either park or playdate or time digging in the garden
4ish get home give kids pre-dinner veggies to tide them over, get dinner going or just play till Daddy comes home
5ish dinner and clean up and play time
6:00 start getting Cierra ready for bed
6:30 baby down
7:00 snack for kids, bath, stories, teeth brushing, songs,
7:30 lights out with multip-le interruptions or quiet play until....
8ish all three kids asleep
CRASH on the couch!
Good, hectic days full of lots of physical effort but I love it.