(re)capturing the fun & wonder

So, what does your day look like?

I know I’ve shared this video before, but I had to do so again this evening as it’s brought me three and a half minutes of comfort. It’s good to know I’m not alone.

Here’s what today (a typical day) looked like for this lucky mom:

6:30 – 8:00am
Wake everyone up & get them out of bed (this can take several visits to the same groggy body.
Feed everyone.
Make & pack lunches (hot, these days because the weather has been so chilly).
Get everyone dressed (depending on the family member, this has degrees of involvement from me).
Make sure everyone has the stuff they need for the day.
Feed dog & cat (walk the dog if Tomas is sick).

8:00 – 9:00am
Drop kids #1 & #2 off at school
Drop #3 off at daycare
Drop Tomas off at work (his bike was stolen just before Christmas)

9:00am – 2:30pm
Work for fast-paced, hi-tech company (on days that the kids have after-school care this is 9-5, breaks consist of walking the dog or loading/unloading dish-washer or washing-machine/dryer)

2:30 – 6pm
Pick up #1 & #2
Take #2 to piano lesson
Take #1 to coffee shop for hot chocolate (Latte for me)
Pick up #2 from piano
Drop off #2 at playdate
Take #1 to craft store for project elements
Pick up Tomas from work
Pick up #3
Pick up #2
Get home

6:00 – 8:30
Take out the trash/walk the dog
Usher #1 to the bath-tub with instructions to wash hair
Make dinner & eat
spend 45 minutes untangling #1’s hair
Bathe #3 & get him ready for bed
Usher #1 & #2 to brush & floss
(start writing this post)
Usher #1, #2, and #3 to bed

8:30pm – on
Look at the mess around me and groan.
Walk the dog.
Head to the computer to try take care of work that didn’t get done during work hours.
Catch up on correspondence/blogging
Head zombie-like to bed when I can’t keep my eyes open anymore.