I want to start by saying that I love my family role. I would prefer to share it with someone else rather than do it alone, but that’s a longer discussion for my next post.
Just for kicks, and because today was a much busier day than usual, I reproduce my schedule for you. You get to walk a mile in my shoes.
9:25am – Brigitte comes into my room to wake me and tell me I have to drop her at her saxophone lesson at 10am
9:30am – Put first load of washing on
9:40am – My alarm goes off. The one I set to make sure I had time to take Brigitte to her saxophone lesson at 10am
9:55am – Drop off Brigitte at saxophone lesson
10:55am – Drop off Charlotte at ballet class
11:00am – Pick up Brigitte from saxophone lesson and get involved in fun phone call
11:05am – Put second load of washing on
11:15am – Remind Brigitte that she’ll be picked up for Marching Band at 11:30am
11:20am – Remind Brigitte that she’ll be picked up for Marching Band competition soon
11:25am – Remind Brigitte that she’ll be picked up for Marching Band at 11:30am
11:30am – Remind Brigitte that she will be picked up soon and has to be ready NOW
11:31am – Wave a loving goodbye to Brigitte, who is completely ready for Marching Band
12:35pm – Pick up Charlotte from ballet class
12:45pm – Pick up Amélie from pedicure
1:00pm – Get text from Brigitte telling me she forgot black socks and lunch for Marching Band
1:20pm – Go for lunch with Amélie, receive free blondie & pack it up for Brigitte
1:50pm – Drop off chicken sandwich and blondie for Brigitte
2:10pm – Drop off Amélie at her job in the Mall
2:30pm – Sit down for a few minutes; get involved in phone call
3:00pm – Drop off Charlotte and Danielle at theatre for Food Network event (Alton Brown hosting)
3:30pm – Plan to finalize the duplication of all DVDs for dance studio but get involved in phone call instead
4:30pm – Pick up Charlotte and Danielle from theatre
4:45pm – Plan to have shave and shower (at last!) but get involved in another phone call
5:30pm – Have shave and shower (at last!)
6:30pm – Go out for a dinner with Amélie and Charlotte (instead of cooking the chicken I bought — oops)
8:00pm – Get involved in a long phone call
8:30pm – Pick up Brigitte and her friends from the Marching Band competition (they got first place) and drop everyone home
9:00pm – Start telling the girls to ready for bed
9:15pm – Remind the girls to get ready for bed
9:30pm – Remind the girls to get ready for bed using 10dB more than before
9:35pm – Girls are somehow ready for bed
9:40pm – Discover Amélie didn’t “get ready” for bed, but fell asleep wearing her clothes
9:50pm – Put Brigitte to bed
10:00pm – Put Charlotte to bed
10:02pm – Started ongoing texting session with friend
The night continued with texting and a phone call and a really late phone call. It was a far busier day than usual. I missed breakfast completely and only ate lightly at both meals. I didn’t get to shave and shower until late in the day (uggh!).
Tomorrow morning will be quiet. If any of my kids wake me early, you will read about in the Washington Post under a “Dad Murders Daughter” headline. Tomorrow afternoon, my colleague and friend flies in from Sacramento to work in Washington for the week. I’m going to pick her up at the airport, drop her at her her hotel in Washington D.C. and go out for a dinner (it works well for me, instead of gas money, I get a free meal – yay!).
Monday morning…*groan*…not looking forward to that after this busy weekend.
I hope you all had an equally ‘thrilling’ time!