Week in the Life: Monday, Monday

July 26th, 2011 Posted by Uncategorized 12 thoughts on “Week in the Life: Monday, Monday”

Up at 5:30 a.m. for 6 a.m. Body Pump class. Tried to take a picture outside before I left. Camera lens fogged up in the extreme humidity that is Northern Virginia. Let it go and head to class.

Back a little after 7 a.m. Shower quickly. Hear Kate fussing in her crib. Open her door. Bewilder her with pictures. Decide Dan is right, she does look like Medusa when she wakes up.

Breakfast time. Frozen waffle for the teether. Fiber 1 with blueberries and strawberries for me. Belle hovers around Kate’s chair like a shark waiting to grab waffle pieces out of her hands. Guard Kate. Relax guard. Belle snatches piece of waffle. Kate cries. Offer her a mum mum. Crying halts. Realize I would gladly pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for those mum mums. Baby crack, those wafers.

I drink one of four cups of coffee I will have today. Try to blog and read blogs. Kate and Belle get into mischief. Kate feeds Belle a glue stick and one of her Brown Bear, Brown Bear books. Don’t get too mad because this happens every day. Glad we have more copies of Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Monday is cleaning day. I wash all the towels and sheets today. Take a picture of our bed. Think it looks like a crime seen from CSI Miami, minus the dead people. Start a load of wash. Hang other clothes to dry. Kate takes clothes off drying center. I chase her. Put clothes back. Kate takes them down. I chase her. See a pattern? This is what people with kids do all day – repeat themselves because everything takes at least five times as long with a child.

Take a picture of myself. What you don’t see are my hot rollers in my hair. I tried. This picture had the best light. Try to put laundry away, clean, vacuum, wash the floors. Lest you think we are all smiles here, well, we aren’t. Kate gets fussy, I decide it’s time for lunch.

Cheese and crackers for Kate. Grilled sandwich for me. Yes, those are chips in my sandwich. I like it that way.

Kate naps and I furiously work on everything I can possibly think of. Respond to emails, organize Vienna Moms stuff, comment on blogs. Before I know it, Kate is up and productive time is over.

Kate “helps” while I make the bed. Then she takes all the clean laundry out of the basket and runs around the house. Yes, that is a pair of my Victoria Secret underwear around her neck. She put it there. It’s a clean pair, so I let it go. This is real life here, people.

Dan’s new hose nozzel arrives from Amazon. He demonstrates it’s power. Kate and I ooh and ahh. Fancy.

I get dinner ready while Kate hangs on my legs. I can only work on one part of dinner at a time. In between steps, I chase her around the house and entertain her with various mixing bowels. We take a break and go for a walk. Come back and eat dinner, tortellini with chicken sausage and grape tomatoes. Dan and I consider it a do over. Kate only eats the chicken sausage. Then off to bath and bed for Kate and we collapse.

Observations: This is fun. At the end of the day as I unloaded pictures off my camera, I thought, hey, I forgot about that moment, glad I captured it. I’m not concerned about perfect. Just capturing the essence of who we are in this moment this week.

  • margaret in AZ

    linked to your blog out of your post on Twitter #week in the life; cute pictures/blogging. My babies are long grown; what a great thing this will be for your little girl in coming years!!

    • Thanks, Margaret! You know, I had not thought about this being kind of a project for Kate, but you know, you are right! I always wished my mom had more journals/photo albums of my childhood. Well, I’ve got plenty of that for Kate 🙂

  • Aunt Linda

    So Wonderfully FUNNY!!! Pushes my day way over the top just reading your Blog!! I simply LOVE Miss Kate’s awesome hair!!!

    • Thanks, Aunt Linda 🙂 I like to make your day.

  • Holy cow. So now I’m tired just reading about your day. I will remember this next time I complain about having too much sewing and blogging to do after my day job each night.

    I love that first photo.

    • Ha, ha, I am tired, too. People wonder what I do all day – chase after Kate and everything she destroys in her wake!

  • Jen on the Edge

    Someone’s got a seriously crazy head of hair when she wakes up in the morning. I have one of those my house too, but she’s a decade older. 🙂

    • I know! She has that humidity frizz thing, which she inherited from me. It looks cute on her 😉

  • Kat

    Kate may look like Medusa, but that hair is absolutely darling. It just says, “I’m ready to seize the world.” To be a tyke again…

    • He he, thanks! She has thick curly hair, and when I am out and about, so many people comment on how pretty it is. When she is a teenager and hates her hair, I will remind her of this.

  • Becky

    Your dinner looks delicious! And I know I already said this on twitter, but seriously, getting up that early for the gym? Hardcore.

    • Thanks! I have been getting up for the gym for at least the past five years, so by now it is second nature. But people do think I am strange; what can I say, I am a creature of habit!

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