Sunday, September 28, 2014

my glamorous life

my glamorous life

In the past week, I've had two mom friends tell me that I always seem to have it together. (insert laughter)  Although I do enjoy a good compliment, that couldn't be further from the truth.  So here's a glimpse inside a recent day with Solis and Rogue. 

6:45am Alarm goes off and I hop in the shower.

7:39am "Mommy I'm awake!  Mommyyyyyyy!" (she's usually an 8am riser but not today.)

7:45am Go into Solis's room to discover she has peed through her diaper.  So much pee that there's a big wet spot on her bed.  Awesome.  B/c there's nothing I like more than changing sheets.  Sidenote-Solis has been potty trained since 25 months but we are letting nature take its course for night training.

7:55am It's a preschool morning so I wake Rogue up and change him.

8:05am I give Rogue a bottle in my bed while Solis brings her entire library collection up on my bed to read to him.

8:07am First burp out of Rogue and he misses the burp cloth.  (Why I even bother with one of those, I don't know.)  He spits up on my sheets and I'm thinking, great, I just changed my sheets yesterday so maybe I won't mind sleeping on dry spit up....don't judge ;)

8:11am Another burp, no spit up!  I go to turn him back towards to the bottle and YUP here it comes....spit up all over me.  

8:15am I change my clothes (somehow Rogue is clean, well played my boy) and we head downstairs for breakfast.

8:20am Solis has a scrambled egg and strawberries for breakfast.  She sneezes.  While chewing her egg.  Egg bits all over the floor and counter.  Luckily I call Naysa our dog over to clean the ones off the floor. (don't worry, I didn't leave Rogue alone on the countertop while in the bumbo....the pink bumbo.)
8:30am Back upstairs to change Solis for school and try to do something with her crazy hair.

8:43am Start to pack the kids in the car for preschool.  Rogue spits up for the 3rd time on the playroom floor.  I'm cleaning it up and Solis is screaming she has to pee.  Of course she does.

8:50am Finally pull out of the driveway and get Solis to school on time (thank goodness we live 4 minutes away).  And I am one of those moms in yoga pants and a tee shirt.  B/c when your baby spits up on you multiple times a day, why put on nice clothes?  Those are saved for very special trips to Target, by myself. 

9:25am Back at home, I start to put Rogue down for his nap.  One last burp before putting him down and yes, he spits up all over his floor, thank goodness for hardwood.  And if you're counting that's 4 times from just 1 feeding.

9:30-11am I get to put my feet up and relax!  Ha I dream.  Instead I'm doing laundry, changing Solis's sheets from the pee episode, cutting up veggies and meat for dinner, washing dishes, swiffering the floor (which must happen often b/c of his spit ups), and woofing down some egg whites and yogurt while working.  

11am Wake Rogue up and put him in the car to pick Solis up.

11:15am After picking Solis up, I drive to the park so she can play and I feed Rogue bottle #2.

11:22am Literally as soon as I sit down on a bench, Solis goes down a slide and lands herself in a big wet puddle on the bottom on the slide.  (drama ensues from wet leggings and mega pretend crying.)  I convince her to run in the sunshine to dry them off but she's not buying it.
Someone looks thrilled to have wet pants.  And really, I can't blame her.

11:35am Solis starts screaming she has to pee.  Seriously?  Not a bathroom in sight, not that I would use one of those port-a-pottys anyways.  Since I can't have her pee her pants, I tell her to squat behind a bush.  And wouldn't you know a big wind gust goes by as soon as she drops them?  Her pee goes everywhere, including inside her shoes and me.  She is now soaked from the slide and her pee so I strip her.

11:40am Solis is only wearing a shirt and waddles her way to the car.  I'm hoping no one I know drives by.  Meanwhile, I'm holding Rogue who misses the grass with his spit up and lands on my arm.  More awesomeness. 
"Mommy, take a picture of my nakedy butt for daddy!" if that's something to be proud of, Solis.

12:00pm I put Solis in front of Dora for lunch.  I don't do that often but on days like this, it's absolutely necessary.
12:35pm Get both kids naked b/c I just now realized how gross their clothes are.  They have to some play time before naps.  Rogue continues to spit up (always happens on his belly) and our carpet is officially saturated with spit up in 50 different spots.
1pm Put Rogue down for his nap (more spit ups but I'm getting tired of counting them all) and Solis goes down shortly after him.

1:30pm Do I really have a minute to myself?  I do, so I take a catnap before doing more housework.  As I lay down to close my eyes, I feel a crusty spot in my hair.  Niiiice, dried spit up!

3pm I wake Rogue up and give him bottle #3.  Within minutes of sitting down to feed him, Solis starts screaming that she's up.  She normally stays quiet till 4 but not today.  Of course not today.

3:30pm Solis is downstairs playing for not even 7 minutes and she has a mess everywhere.
 And, yes, she put all that stuff away later that night.  Only took 45 minutes.

3:45pm Daddy comes home from work (yea for teacher's schedules!) and I literally run out of the door for my run. 

So that's my day with the kids.  It's only 9 hours long but on days like this, it feels much longer.  Thankfully, these type of messy days don't happen that often.  Well except for Rogue's spit ups, that's everyday.  My life is perfectly summed up with this phrase from MOPS last year: a beautiful mess!  Love these 2 kiddos :)

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