I was reading this blog and the first thing that crossed my mind was ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I’m laughing really hard right now slash cryinga little, I guess.
This person actually talks about how her daughter reads or has QUIET TIME in her room while mom folds the clothes or does the dishes or whatever and then… the kid goes to bed at 7:30 and everyone has a little time for themselves!!!
Let me tell you about my quiet and organized rotine:
It’s 2:10am right now and I decided to write a bit and look for pretty stuff on etsy to keep me from losing my mind after running after 2 kids all day who, by the way, went to bed after mid-night and will start crying desperately if I leave the room or make any noise. That’s why I normally don’t pee during the night.
We share a bed. Not because we are overly attached parents, but because we only have the one room. And also because they used to wake up about 14 times a night, so, even if we had another room I’d probably keep them with me. I’m the type of human being who enjoys her sleep.
Our flight was cancelled and I couldn’t confirm that we’ll be on the next plane, because it’s Sunday, so that’s eating me inside because I don’t know if our tickets were cancelled or automatically changed.
We still don’t have a place to stay in Canada.
I have 2 weeks to leave the country and resume 33 years to one beg. I’m leaving everything behind. There’s a ton of dishes on the sink but I don’t have the strength to get up and finish them.
I don’t have a dish washer.
My eyes are burning, I wanna go to bed, but I also wanna do something fun and live a little for myself before the babies are up again and I have to be with them all-the-time, never EVER looking away to keep them from biting each other, climbing the toys, climbing the furniture, jumping out the window, pushing each other down the stairs, putting something dangerous in their mouth, licking something electrified, licking batteries and so on.
Then it’s time to change their diapers & back to chasing babies around the house.
Around noon, I open up some super nutritive pre-made baby food and mix it up with noodles and start chasing them around with a spoon. By the time they finish eating there’s food all over their faces, their clothes, the carpet, the walls… everything. So, we put Frozen on the DVD to keep them staring at something instead of running around the house while eating (that’s some serious bad parenting).
I chase them around for 2 more hours and then it’s nap time. For Agatha. Aurora will stay up for another hour, for sure.
So, I actually check facebook and e-mails and stuff because I only have one baby to watch at this point.
Aurora falls asleep and I have 30 minutes or so to actually clean something super fast pr take a shower.
Agatha wakes up and we start preparing her bath.
Agatha is in her bath with my mom, who god back from work and Aurora wakes up.
Agatha is getting dressed, Aurora is getting undressed. Aurora is taking her bath. Agatha is crazy hungry. Agatha is eating, Aurora is getting dressed. Aurora is eating, Agatha is playing or dancing in front of the TV.
My dad gets home and takes them for a ride while I prepare dinner.
My husband is cleaning the house like a crazy person. They girls have managed to open every drawer and throw everything we own in the middle of the living room.
They’ve probably broken a few things by now, too.
The babies are back. We feed them and play with them until they finally fall asleep between midnight and 1 am.
My husband grabs his video games and I grab my computer.
Things are super calm around here, now that we are both not working… so we actually have time to do all this.
You should’ve seen my sleeping routine back when we were working!
Good night, to all of us, normal moms! My eyes are burning.