Friday, March 23, 2012

Day in the Life... Work Day

I've read other moms do Day in the Life where they chronicle a day in their life, hour by hour. I, as you know, am a working mom and a day in my life is a little different then a day in the life of a stay at home mom. So, I thought I would do a day in my life.

Though, you may notice that some of my day is vague and general because I signed a NDA for my work and can't actually tell you about what I'm working on. Use your imagination!

6:15am Alarm goes off and I press snooze.

6:24am Alarm goes off again and I get up and hop in the shower.

6: 39am Out of shower to get dressed.

6:50am Grab my breakfast of a granola bar and leftovers out of the fridge for lunch and head off to work.

7:06am Get to work and sadly leave my car where I am listening to Harry Potter Goblet of Fire and every day I wish that walkmans still existed so I could listen to my books on tape all day.

7:10am Get to my desk, fill up my water bottle, check my emails and start working.

7:15am Get bored already and open up my blog to start writing this post.

7:22am Back to work and editing stuff.

9:30am Go to meeting and miss my cozy desk.

10am Go to another meeting and think fondly of my origami that litters my monitor stand.

10:30am Start to get hungry, but resist temptation to eat lunch absurdly early.

11am Eat lunch even though it is a little early. Pretend to myself that I am totally justified in eating early because I wake up early.

12pm Receive phone call about documentation that I am hearing about for the first time that is due in one week. But no worries because I'm awesome.

12:30pm While diligently reading specs, my eyes close and then when I open them again, 10 minutes have passed. That was a long blink.

1pm Run over to the other building (because my company is separated into different buildings and we get to run back and forth between them) and do research but call it exercise because I had to get up from my desk.

2pm Find cake in the other building and eat it because carrot cake is awesome and totally ruins any "exercise" that I may have done.

3pm Leave work and head home to take care of my kiddos.

3:30pm Kiss Matt goodbye so that he can go to school.

3:32pm Nicole falls asleep on the couch even though we are trying to cut out her naps. Sigh, and let her sleep for a little bit.

3:35pm Make Dan a bottle and put him down for a nap as well. I know he needs it because he keeps telling me "night night."

3:40pm Start picking up toys, shoes, books, and everything else that is on the ground because my sisters are coming for dinner and I better have my house look semi presentable.

3:50pm Vacuum and it surprisingly wakes neither of my children. They are death nappers, nothing wakes them.

4pm Do the dishes.

4:15pm Start making bacon and chopping ingredients because I'm making pizza for dinner.

4:30pm Nicole has been sleeping too long so I go to her and move her around like my little marionette and talk in an annoying loud voice to finally wake her. But she doesn't want to stay awake, so I bribe her with my tablet and she perks right up and begins to play computer games.

4:45pm Sarah, Mark, and sweet little Jack arrive and I feel very ill prepared because I haven't even put the first pizza in the oven.

4:50pm I put the first pizza in the oven and I hear Dan hollering at me from upstairs. I retrieve him from his crib, settle him in with Sarah and Mark and go to get the pizzas out of the oven.

5pm The first two pizzas are out of the oven and Marie, Anthon and Damon arrive.

5:05pm I start serving up pizza for my kids by cutting it into minuscule pieces for Dan and small pieces for Nicole. Even though her aptitude at biting has gotten better since we fixed the front tooth, she still doesn't like to do it.

5:15pm I start the next round of pizzas and I think I eat for myself while doing this.

6pm Finally, all the pizzas are made, everyone is fed and my wonderful husband calls to tell me that he is skipping his last class to be home with me and my heart soars because I miss him so much.

6:20pm Matt arrives home and the rest of us are eating delicious cupcakes.

6:30pm I am cleaning off the table and putting dishes in the sink when my Mom arrives.

7pm My kids are happily playing, but my sisters' kids are melting down because they are super tired. So, even though I finally have time to chat with my sisters, they do not. Such is the life of a mommy.

7:15pm Do the dishes... again.

7:30pm All the mommies have had it and my sisters and my mom pack up to go home and put the babies to bed.

8pm Everyone is gone, so I take my kids upstairs, do diaper change, pajamas, brush teeth, potty, bottles, prayers and bed.

8:30pm Nicole is knocking on our door, "I need something." Me: "Go to bed Nicole." She goes back to bed
8:32pm Nicole is back, crying, "Please, please open your door, I need you!" I open the door, lead her back to bed, give her kisses, sing her 3 songs, kiss Dan, and go back to my room to read my book while Matt studies.

8:40pm Nicole is back again, sobbing, "I need you! Please open your door!" Matt goes this time and talks to her and it actually sticks, perhaps he is a super hero and has magical kid staying in their room powers.

9pm I read my book for a little while and Matt studies next to me and it is the first moment of the day that I am relaxing and doing what I want.

9:30pm Sleep because I am so exhausted and cannot keep my eyes open any longer.

So yep, that is one working day for me. I wouldn't say it is a typical day because I don't usually have visitors at night. I often just have to cook for just myself and the kids and then we play until Daddy comes home, but yesterday was a busier day. Maybe one of these days I will do a weekend for you so you can see what I do when I am full time mommy.


Marie said...

I'm glad you did a Day-in-the-Life that included me. Especially since I don't see you that often. You are a busy mama.

Laura said...

You forgot to mention that your mom helped you do the second set of dishes.

Sarah said...

Oh oh! Your day in the life included me! That's amazing. I lurve it. If you had a sticker chart you would get a hard worker sticker every day. I think I'll start making you one. Once you finish the chart you get to kiss Jack's lovely smelling baby head a gillion times.