It’s Real Life–An Ordinary Day

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Here is the It’s Real Life badge and the code to copy which will put it on your post. The badge will appear on your page and will link back here to the fest.

This week’s theme is a photo tour of an ordinary day in your life.

Some caveats: You must include at least one picture of yourself in action.
You must include at least one picture of someone close to you, also in action.
You must include one picture in your kitchen.

My ordinary day was Monday.

5-6 a.m. Nurse baby. Try to get more sleep.
6-7 a.m. Brielle gets into bed with us. She jabbers non-stop.
She grunts loudly, toots, then declares. “Me tooting. Me say, Nnnnnngggg…toot!”
What a way to wake up.
7-8 a.m. Get people dressed, changed, pottied, fed. Google an ideal gift for a six year old boy. Overwhelmed by the large variety of choices, give up and call his mother. When discussing gift with Aviana: “What should we give Isaac for his birthday?”
“We sud div him Tadrian!”
“Give him your baby brother!?”
“Yes, den you tuld pway wif us more!”
8-9 a.m. Continue the getting ready to go process, along with sorting some clothes and relabeling bins, killing way too many flies and starting a load of laundry, hoping the lipstick comes out. There’s a phone conversation with my MIL in there too.
9-10 a.m. Arrive at Toys R Us to discover they are closed. Take a circuitous route due to ridiculous one ways to KMart across the street. Buy present, visit restroom, buy shoes for Brielle, socks for Aviana, and pick up penny 17 times off the floor Brielle keeps dropping

10-1 Arrive at party with gift wrapped in Kmart bag. Enjoy company of wonderful friends, even though four year old was cold and whiney and spent most of the party in the van.
Eat super yummy snacks.

After driving home again, commence ‘quiet time’.
1-3 p.m.Since Brielle actually fell asleep, Aviana and I started a batch of Ginger Cream cookies. Cadrian practices holding up his head, and
3-4:30 was today’s designated screaming hour. I was so frustrated, I didn’t get one picture of Brielle’s ginormous tantrum or Cadrian’s excruciating yelling.

4:30-5 Finally, though, everyone (but me) is happy once again. Aviana works on her state puzzle
while Brielle assists with the Ginger Creams. Somewhere in there Brielle gets in big trouble for spilling water on my new frame and getting the mat wet.
5-5:30 Thank goodness for Curious George!
5:30-6 Bath, try to read to the girls, nurse the still very unhappy baby. Intend to take some headache medicine but don’t remember to do it right away. Get chicken nuggets and fries on Pizza Pizzazz! and veggies on stove top. Kevin comes in–my relief is boundless.

Aviana sees how sad and upset I am and does a silly dance to try and cheer me up.

6-7 p.m. My relief is short lived when I see him dressed to go to his band gig. I start to cry. I don’t say much. Aviana asks if I’m still upset at Brielle. Kevin asks what’s wrong, but we don’t really have time to get into it, and I decline to answer.

Finally he makes a smart aleck comment about how I’m having a pity party because everyone is leaving me tonight.

I react very maturely and swear at him and stomp out of the room.

Fortunately, I married the best man in the world and he comes to find me and I tell him how exhausted I am. We make up.

7-8 p.m. Get the girls in bed. Shush them a few times. Finally tell them I’m going to shut off the living room light (they use it for their night light) if they don’t be quiet and go to sleep. Don’t hear anything else from them.

8-9 p.m. Eat a loaded baked potato and crawl in bed; still with a headache. Nurse baby and snuggle with him. Read for a while.

9:45-10:30 p.m. Am asleep when Kevin comes home, but he brought me a peanut butter and hot fudge shake with fat free ice cream, so I get up to eat my special treat! Mess around online for a bit.

10:30 Back in bed. Asleep.

Pretty typical around here (excepting the getting mad at my dear hubs part–that’s actually a rarity). Now let’s see an ordinary day in your neck of the woods!

18 thoughts on “It’s Real Life–An Ordinary Day

  1. I love that you had to bring the gift in the Kmart bag b/c I have SO been there… last party we went to we were 45 min late and we arrived soaked with the present soaked and cardless b/c we couldn’t find the card my son had made for his friend and even though I spent 5 min searching for it, had to show up empty handed (only to find it in the bathroom when we got home from the party)! I,so, get your world girlie!

  2. Oh my….were you the one who brought those totally yummy ginger cookies and pumpkin mousse to MOPS the other day?!?!

    I’m sorry you had such an exhausting day. Us poor moms. Someday when they are grown, we won’t know what to do with ourselves.

    That was so sweet of Kevin to bring you some ice cream. Travis would’ve brought me a beer. HA! Not that that is what I’d choose, but because that’s what he’d like! ha ha ha ha….

  3. Sounds like a great day. A mom’s life can be fun, frustrating, rewarding and funny all at the same moment. How is that possible 😉
    Have a wonderful Thursday,

  4. found your blog and love your it’s real life postings. i want to play! read through some of your posts and loved the birth story of cadrian. i also have two daughters and now a son born in may.
    your life seems very full and never boring, huh! 🙂

  5. so I had the best intentions of doing this today – even 1/2 finished the post – but Lulu’s sick, I’ve yet to shower, and it just didn’t get finished. Loved reading yours though – and so am with you about going from Toys R Us to Kmart. What’s with our crazy roads?

  6. Good lord girl I’m exhausted just reading YOUR post. 😉 You are looking so good already BTW. It must be because you don’t have a minute to think much less sit and gorge yourself on food. I’m just reading this so mine will probably be up this weekend…

  7. Jessica, I am so sorry I didn’t participate this week…..I will next!!
    I will say though that this post made me crack up! I know it probably wasn’t funny to you, but I love the stomping out of the room part! SOOO me!
    Anyways, I hope the rest of your week went better!!!!!

  8. I’m sorry you had such an exahsting end of your day. Our job is so hard sometimes. But your children are beautiful and you look wonderful!

    Keep smiling and cuddling with that little boy.

  9. I’m reading “Raising your kids,Raising yourselves” by Naomi Aldort, and “The New Strong Willed child” by James Dobson.

    Both are good…both completely opposite to each other.
    I just need to find that balance and do what works for my kids and our family.

    love the day in the life. I will have to do it some time next week I think

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