Thursday, January 10, 2008

What I do all day...

Last night at dinner, John jokingly asked me what I had done all day. Hmmm...let's see. Here's the list I gave him:

Made breakfast for 4 children (I keep one of Will's friends before school)
Packed lunches for 2 children
Cleaned up the kitchen
Made up my bed (thankfully, the kids make up their own!)
Drove kids to school
Played with the dog
Washed/Dried/Folded two loads of laundry
Responded to some email
Went to the post office (**My least favorite errand!**)
Ran a couple more errands
Picked up my morning kindergartener
Made lunch for both of us
Cleaned up the kitchen (again)
Read the newspaper and a few blogs
Played with the kindergartener
Played with the dog
Cleaned out the girls' closet
Baked cookies with the kindergartener
Cleaned up the kitchen (again)
Blogged about the beautiful, fluffy choc. chip cookies!
Started pizza dough for dinner
Picked up kids at school
Checked, sorted and filed the mail
Worked on homework with Will and Sarah
Helped plan a baby shower for a friend
Made 2 pizzas for dinner
Set the table
Sat down to a nice family dinner

And that was all before 6pm. This morning I got up and...

Made breakfast for 4 kids
Packed lunches
Cleaned up the kitchen
Drove one child to school for early Student Council meeting
Returned home and helped Abbey get dressed
Made up my bed
Played with the dog
Started the laundry
Drove the remaining 3 children to school
Looked over plans for Daisy meeting this afternoon
Cleaned out pantry
Cleaned out the refrigerator
Made 2-week menu plan and detailed grocery shopping list
Folded one load of clothes and put the other in the dryer
Sliced chicken and made marinade for fajitas (dinner)!
Checked email...and wrote this post

And I still need to shower and go get my half-day kindie!

John was totally joking when he asked me what I did all day, but it's a lengthy list. He knows I work hard, and he's appreciative of all it takes to keep our home running smoothly. He works hard too, and I'm extremely grateful that he does so that I can be home and make our home a place we all want to be! I wouldn't trade that for anything.

Except for maybe a nap.


Stephanie Kay said...

I feel tired just reading your list! As a S@HM my list is similar (minus the kids and school thing).

Unknown said...

Sometimes, though, isn't it just so nice to see it all listed out like that? To be able to put your hands on hard evidence that something was done, even though that kitchen will be dirtied again when the kids need a snack?

Good work friend!

Mid-Life Mother said...

Impressive! I'm exhaused just reading it:)

Gretchen said...

I agree with Kellie's comment. It IS nice to see the list. Re: the nap? My humble opinion is that you could trade one kitchen cleaning for 1 20 minute nap. :) The timer is my hero. I sometimes sleep with it on my tummy or right beside my ear, in mortal fear of sleeping through it and having my daughter in tears at the drive thru line at school. However, it's an excellent nap tool.

Just my humble opinion, of course. :)

Gretchen said...

Actually, after re-examining this list, I think i need to remove you from my link list. What would I do if Big was lurking on my blog and clicked over to yours and saw that you probably get more done in a day than me??? :)

Oh, I kid. You're not going anywhere. ;)

Meredith said...

Wow! I love this post. I'm also a SAHM, to two young boys. I thought I was the only one with a thing for cleaning kitchens-ha!

*carrie* said...

Enjoyed reading this, Mer. I love the line about making your home a place you all want to be. Keep it up!!

Wendy Anderson Schulz said...

This posting cracked me up because I do the same things every day and something about seeing the repetition written down just me laugh. Now, I have to go clean the kitchen for the second time today. :)

Jen said...

I enjoyed reading about your day. I always enjoy reading about other people's days.....

Jenn said...

Again I am behind on reading your blog!

Isn't fun to see what you do in a day? Enjoyed reading your list!