07 January 2008
A morning in the life
7:40 push snooze
7:47 arise. eat cereal with dh.
8:00 welcome 1.5-year-old nephew who will be entertaining 1.5-year-old daughter for four hours this morning.
8:01 give nephew large tub of blocks to play with. read and comment on other people's blogs. wish my blog were magically much more beautiful and funny.
8:20 release daughter from bedroom when she cries.
8:25 feed daughter bowl of cheerios, with nephew gated in family room.
8:26 allow nephew in kitchen because he cries to be with his beloved cousin. check email in family room.
8:30 wonder why small ones are so quiet: reap rewards of leaving two under-two's in the kitchen alone by cleaning up bowl of milk and cheerios which were quietly spilled by naughty children all over high chair tray and surrounding floor. Refrain from muttering angry things under breath. Feel guilty for reading email while leaving small children alone for five minutes.
8:35 dress daughter for the day. sternly lecture her on the evils of using the back of her hair for a napkin while combing out milk and cheerio induced tangles. Pour water down the front of her shirt instead of in her mouth after brushing her teeth.
8:45 wash 30% of dishes. wonder why small ones are so quiet: reap rewards of leaving two under-two's in the family room alone by wiping up milk that has so politely been splashed all over the hard side of the floor (not the carpet--good job kids. I like to look on the bright side.) Refrain from muttering angry things under breath. Feel no guilt that alone time was with dishes and not email or blog.
9:00 take small children for a short walk in fabulous in-law bestowed Christmas wagon in order to preserve sanity of all.
Spend rest of day repeating process of first hour, replacing blog or email with sew, read, or spend quality time with dirty kitchen and replace cheerios mess with newspaper mess, bathroom hairthings drawer mess, toys mess, or [insert meal title] mess.
Maybe throw in a nap and some laundry here and there.
Re-read post. Decide that full sentences and capitalization are highly overrated.