5:45 – Mommy is usually up by now
6:00 – (No later ) Coffee Time!! It’s Pumpkin Spice Season People 🍂🍃🎃🍂🍃🎃
6:15 – Check texts, notifications, emails, messages, and TikTok. It’s during this time, I try my best to find something positive and encouraging to post.
6:50-7:10 – Calandra comes out of her room with animals in her hands. She walks right up to me; and, it’s morning hugs and kisses for everyone.
7:15-7:20 – Zivah sneaks out, gets dressed, (Yes, in the living room, because their bedroom floor is messy. We live upstairs; therefore, none of the neighbors see anything.) Then she tiptoes her way back to bed with her iPad. Minecraft is calling.
7:30 – Calandra wants to get into an activity such as painting or bubbles. 😵💫😵💫
8:00 – I’m having coffee number two. Hopefully, by this point, I have a post ready or almost ready for the day or schedule. I need to work on integrating more personal posts in again. The reminders list of my life makes my head spin.
8:20 – Girls get hair brushed. Then, they put on shoes and socks. Brush teeth.
8:35 – Leave for school.
8:50 – 3:15 Momma does fun things like laundry, walking, paying bills, making important calls, cleaning, and occasionally, Candy Crush, Wheel of Fortune ( on the iPad! I’m actually very good at it.), or some other app game. Oh yeah, I might get around to a nap, shower, and eating.
For a brief time, I was doing what was called “Mid-Day Checking” on TikTok. Unfortunately, that has stopped. I need to find another therapy/support type of group that meets on the regular.
3:15 – 4:00 Momma sits and waits at the school for the kids to come out. Let me try and verbalize how anxious this procedure made me last year.
The blue is the pickup side of the school. We had parents turning left from 41st onto Orchard, to get to 44th.We had parents trying to drive from 44st to Orchard to 41st. Then we’d have people coming towards the Orchard School on 42nd. Every Day!! I’m so introverted, 45 mins to an hour was to prepare for the chaos. Thankfully, this year everyone is driving right to 41st!!
4:15-6:00 – is a mixture of playground, grocery store, dinner, and start of homework.
5:30 – 7:00 – We finish up eating and homework. It’s a bit crazy; because, Calandra’s doing Math parts then adding, while Zivah’s reading. Today, she read about Steven Curry & LeBron James and the NBA.
7:00-8:15 – We do baths, games, playtime, movie, iPad, Reading.
8:15-9:15 – We unwind and eventually head to bed! I might read them a book before then get to sleep.
It’s an adjustment to free will Summers; but, kids need stucture, too.
So that’s our day. I do my best to manage the best I can 🙂
Until next time,