Thursday, February 3, 2011
THAT's what stay at home moms do all day
I may have been one of those delusional people who thought, "oh, someday when I stay home all the time I'll have time to do my knitting and my sewing and catch up on my novel reading. NOT! I'm not really sure why I thought this would be so easy and carefree because I'll tell you exactly what stay-at-home moms do. (note: I'm not even technically a stay-at-home mom! I'm supposed to be going to school but we haven't really been able to move forward with that yet because, well, being a stay-at-home mom takes a lot of time!)
8am-9am: Feed baby, snuggle for a little bit, have a little bit of play time, put him down to sleep
9am-11am: wash dishes, clean kitchen, attack the stains on the stove, sweep floor
11am-12pm: Baby wakes up, feed, snuggle, play, sleep
12pm-2pm: clean bathroom, get shower
2pm: Baby wakes up, feed, snuggle, play, read a book, sleep
2pm-4pm: Tidy the rest of the house
4pm: Baby wakes up, feed, snuggle, play, no go to sleep. Hyrum's fussy time of day. Fussy time continues until about 7:30pm
5pm: Daddy comes home. Talk to Daddy for a little bit, try to appease fussy baby.
7:30pm: Baby goes to sleep for 1/2 hour, Mommy does pointless stuff to make up for how busy she's been all day
8pm-10p: baby wakes up, eats, fusses, eats, fusses, eats, falls asleep
10pm: Daddy picks baby up off Mommy's chest since both fell asleep in armchair from exhaustion. Mommy goes to sleep to prepare for the round of night feedings.
And that was a GOOD day...today looked something more like this:
6-8am: feed fussy baby, try to appease fussy baby, feed, appease, feed, finally fall asleep. Sleep until 9am.
9am-10am: Go lie baby down, start some dishes, run out of dish soap, baby wakes up.
10am-2pm: Struggle to get baby to go down for a nap because he's so dang tired. Mommy has a good cry over her lack of being able to make baby happy
2pm-3pm: baby goes down for nap, Mommy tidies house and jumps into the shower. Baby wakes up mid shower. Mommy hurries out of shower to appease fussy baby.
3pm-8pm: Feed, appease, feed, appease (you know the drill by now)
So yeah...where was my knitting/reading/sewing time in there?
Posted by Amy at 4:19 PM