I am looking for a new groove. Since Butterfly started preschool last week I am still searching for a groove for the other two. The younger two still need a nap and I just started babysitting for someone yesterday again, he gets dropped off at 3:15-3:30. Abby needs to be picked up between 3:05 and 3:15. So the parents of the little boy I watch and I decided it would be easier if I picked him up after I got Abby. Let's hope that I can do the picking up easily and without incident.
Our current schedule is something like this:
Up and dressed by 8am
Beds made and rooms picked up by 9am
Free play until 10am.
Kids can watch a movie or continue free play until lunch (they usually continue to play)
Lunch at 11:30
Drop Butterfly off by 12:40 at pre-school.
Bee and Bubby in bed by 1pm.
Pick up Butterfly from school by 3:15.
Pick up Little Mister by 3:30.
Let the kids play outside until dinner.
Dinner is at 6:30 or whenever Little Mister gets picked up.
This is just a typical day. This doesn't include a playdate, or shopping trip, or anything. It is just our typical day. And we are busy!
Mom's are always busy. The term stay at home mom is just a myth if you ask me. I am not sure there is a good term for what I do. I am mom and that, in itself, is wonderful to my kids. We don't just stay home. We go to the park, to the zoo, to the store, to appointments, and occasionally out to eat. We go and have playdates and go to birthday parties. And now, as I am moving into a different stage of life, we go to school.
One of my friends on facebook had this quote on her status: