I wrote a post about a typical day of a mom blogger a few months ago to illustrate the fact that we don’t just sit home and collect free stuff and write a quick five-minute post about it. This time I wanted to write about my actual day. What a normal day looks like with the blog stuff aside.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that we get up with the birds, do a bunch of crafts, make elaborate meals in bento boxes, and sing all day. That would be a lie. I’m not that blogger that needs to make you think that I always have my shizz together because that’s laughable. I don’t and I’m not going to lie to you. If that was the image that I wanted to portray then I surely would have come up with a different name for my blog.
The truth is this. This is what a real day looks like:
Dub wakes me up anywhere between 7:30-8:30 on a normal day. That is if a cat hasn’t walked across my face first. Hello, precious fluff nuggets.
We go downstairs, refresh his water and he eats a yogurt. Every single morning he has to have a yogurt before I can do anything else. If I forget to use the loo before we come downstairs it has to wait until he has a yogurt. While he eats his yogurt I check emails and Facebook on my phone then make some coffee so the people in my life will still love me.
When he’s finished I will turn Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers on for a while. He will cycle between that, books, and toys while I get some work done. Check blog emails, respond, file them for later, add tasks to my spreadsheet, maybe write a post if I’m on the ball but usually I’m not. Posts are very often written after everyone else has gone to bed.
Dub and I do some other things – read books, have photo shoots, play with trains, what have you. Later in the morning Red finally stumbles downstairs. School starts today (when this post will go live) so that party is over, kiddo. But for the past few months this has been the pattern.
Today we had some errands to run. The first stop is the library to return the past two weeks worth of library books. Yes, my kids are avid book lovers and this makes me smile.
Our library has a drive through book drop off which is sa-weet for those days when I have things to do and can’t stop inside without Dub wanting to stay and play with the other kids and check out more books. Life saver right here, for real.
Since Red starts school tomorrow I was going through my mental check list. Crap! We never bought him a new pair of sneakers! He can’t go to school in the flip-flops he’s been wearing every day for the past couple of months so we run to the shoe store.
Nice! A Buy One Get One Half Off sale AND a coupon at Famous Footwear so Dub gets a new pair of sneakers, too. It’s like an Oprah episode, “You get a pair of shoes, and you get a pair of shoes!” We did run in to a snafu though. Red wanted the red Chuck Taylors (of course) but they didn’t have them in his size so we had to have them shipped to us. Still got the BOGO but Red still has to wear the flip-flops for the first day of school. Like I said, I do not have my shizz together.
This? Oh, these were around the fountain there in front of the shoe store. Pretty, no? I am saving this as inspiration for next spring’s flowers. I like the color combo. Moving on…
Now I have to get some work done. I start to head to Walmart to do a Collective Bias shop and the kids get to come along. They’re thrilled, I assure you. So thrilled that Dub fell asleep in the car. Ugh! So we go for an aimless drive so he can nap a little while I relive my youth with some Hair Nation. I love the bluesy feel to this song and I groove to it remembering my teen years. Good times.
Now to Walmart because I have some work to do. I can’t be pussy-footing around listening to hair metal. It’s almost 5:00 so Dub shouldn’t sleep too long anyway.
Look at those ominous looking clouds.
That’s done. A day full of accomplishment is a win for me so we head home. About two blocks from the house The Husband calls and he’s still at work but is heading out now and asks if I need him to pick anything up. I say no because I don’t have a dinner plan anyway. Because of this I decide to take a quick detour to Subway because I really don’t feel like cooking tonight.
About three minutes after we walked in the door it started to pour. Now I get to scratch watering the garden off my to-do list.
The Husband gets home and we eat our gourmet dinner, take in a Red Sox game on MLB.TV, and Dub spotted a double rainbow out the window. I guess you can’t really call it a bow from this angle, can you? Either way it was pretty
The kids go to bed, The Husband starts snoring on the couch, and here I am telling you all about the mundane happenings of my day. But hey, this is real life, folks. Unfiltered.