My brain still hasn’t adjusted to the fact that I am without a paying job now. As far as it was concerned, I had a day off yesterday. It started as everyday day off begins at 6:30a. Why? Because the Pickle can’t tell time. Nor does he know days of the week. (Big D doesn’t know how either but he has been into sleeping in lately. )
So we started the day with trying to catch up on my shows. Usually by the time I get through most of my favs, Big D has graced us with his presence “asking” to watch one of his shows. ( Asking consists of him just repeating names of his favorite shows over and over again until I put one on.) So on goes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse because that is what is one. Also so starts the clock watching.
It was suppose to be warm out so I wanted to make sure we got some outside time. I also was mentally listing all the things I needed to get done. Because in my brain, I had work tomorrow so I needed to catch things up. By things I mean all the chores that fall behind during the work week. A typical work day for me look like this:
5:15am- Drag my tired ass out of bed quietly and get myself ready. And tried to stay out of the bear’s way as he gets ready for work. (Hubby is NOT a morning person until he has had at least two cups of coffee. However,)
5:45am- Dress and feed the Pickle. He is easiest to get ready.
5:55am- Wake the Beast aka Big D. This child is not a morning person unless he has gotten himself up.
6:10am- Put the dogs in the basement (Disclaimer: We have a full walk-in basement.) Herd Big D out to the car while lugging Pickle in his carseat.
6:20am- Herd Big D while lugging Pickle and two diaper bags into daycare
6:30am- Get onto I-80
7am-3:30p- Work and Slave. Work and Slave
4:00p- Pick the boys up from daycare
4:15p- Arrive home. Let the dogs out. Drag the kids in. Put something on for Big D to watch while Pickle naps in his carseat.
4:45p -Hubby arrives home. (His sometimes has to travel for work. Sometimes it is over night. Sometimes it is leave Monday, come home Friday)
5:00p- Start dinner.
6:00p- Sit and veg/ Play with the kiddos.
7:15p- Pickle is ready for bed.
7:30p- Snuggle time with Big D
8:00p- Bedtime for Big D
8:20-9:30p- Mommy/Daddy time
9:30p- To bed so we can do it all again
Honestly I feel exhausted just thinking about it. It is even worse when Hubby wasn’t home because he helps out so much. Days off were a balance of family time, catching up on chores, and trying to unwind.
So I wanted to make sure yesterday wasn’t spent in front of the boob tube. At 10a, we turned the television off. I absolutely adore babywearing. I don’t get to do it a whole lot. So up Pickle went in my first attempt at a Double Hammock back carry in my Storch Leo.
Big D helped me unload the dishwasher. We even has a little dance party in between. However we did not load the dishwasher. Big D is NOT helpful when it comes to loading it. He will take what I put in it and put it away. So I wind up rewashing all my silverware. Loading the dishwasher is reserved for when he is A) distracted or B) sleeping. Speaking of sleeping, my favorite part of babywearing: sleepy dust!!
Pickle wasn’t in the wrap for 20minutes before he passed out. So we laid Pickle down in his bassinet and Big D went out for some fresh air. (Big D’s sandbox is below my bedroom window. This way I can listen for Pickle).
Big D and I checked on the fire for our wood furnace. Then he chased the chickens around.
Then he even enjoyed some sandbox time. Well for about a minute. The sand is still wet and he didn’t care for the texture.
We even got Pickle out for some sun once he was up from his nap.
It was all in all a nice day. All day I was trying to get every moment out of the day because I kept thinking I had to get back to work tomorrow. Even to having a picnic since Hubby wasn’t going to be home last night. It wasn’t anything special. Honestly, I cheated. I bought a $10 pizza box from Pizza Hut on out journey home from the store. However, my 2yr-old loved it! He loved getting his own slice of pizza out of the box.
All in all, it was a good first day. I was even a rebel and stayed up until 10p. Pickle was up at 6am this morning but it was worth it.